Best Quotes about Character
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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
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
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Daily Inspirational Quotes on
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by Motivational Quotes.
Quotes on Ability
Acting and actors
Quotes on Advertising
Age and aging
Alcohol and alcoholism
Quotes on Ambition
Quotes on Argument
Quotes on Belief
Books - reading
Bores and boredom
Quotes on Business
Quotes on Choice
Christians and christianity
Colleges and universities
Quotes on Commitment
Communism and socialism
Quotes on Complaints and complaining
Quotes on Contentment
Quotes on Creativity
Crime and criminals
Quotes on Education
Quotes on Evil
Quotes on Experience
Quotes on Family
Quotes on Fiction
Food and eating
Fools and foolishness
Quotes on Forgiveness
Friends and friendship
Quotes on Giving
Quotes on Government
Quotes on Habit
Quotes on Heroes and heroism
History and historians
Quotes on Honor
Quotes on Ideas
Quotes on Intelligence and intellectuals
Journalism and journalists
Judgment and judges
Quotes on Justice
Quotes on Law and lawyers
Quotes on Lies and lying
Quotes on Losers and losing
Quotes on Marriage
Quotes on Mind
Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Opinions
Parents and parenting
Quotes on Passion
Quotes on People
Philosophers and philosophy
Quotes on Photography
Poetry and poets
Quotes on Possibilities
Poverty and the poor
Quotes on Prayer
Quotes on Procrastination
Quotes on Reality
Quotes on Respectability
Quotes on Secrets
Quotes on Simplicity
Quotes on Speakers and speaking
Quotes on Talent
Taxes and taxation
Quotes on Things and little things
Thoughts and thinking
Quotes on Truth
Quotes on Vision
Winners and winning
Quotes on Wives
Quotes on Worry
Writers and writing
Test your English Language
Most handsome football players and his Hairstyle 2014
Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters
Ideas to increase Website Traffic
Most Precarious Places On Earth
Benefits of Cantaloupe
Phenomena worth travelling
What to Eat in Tripura
World Most Beautiful Temples
Rules to play Checkers
Stress Management Tips
Myth about Anger
Most Extensive Metro Systems In The World
Best Black Mehndi Designs
Best Bodyweight Exercises for a Strong Core
Best Cars for Winter