Best Quotes about Character
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character development is the aim of education.
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
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
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;
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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!.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
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