Best Quotes about Character
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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
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
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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
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
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is simply habit long continued.
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 hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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 - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
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.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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