Best Quotes about Character
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
A rich man has no need of character.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
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 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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
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 cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
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.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is our destiny.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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