Best Quotes about Character
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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