Best Quotes about Character
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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