Best Quotes about Character
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Integrity has no need of rules.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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!.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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?
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
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.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
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