Best Quotes about Character
A man's character is his fate.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
Character development is the aim of education.
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 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
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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