Best Quotes about Character
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
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.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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