Best Quotes about Character
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is simply habit long continued.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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