Best Quotes about Character
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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;
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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