Best Quotes about Character
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character development is the aim of education.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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