Best Quotes about Character
Character development is the aim of education.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
A rich man has no need of character.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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
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
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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