Best Quotes about Character
A rich man has no need of character.
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 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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Character development is the aim of education.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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 is our destiny.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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