Best Quotes about Character
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
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.
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 is simply habit long continued.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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 development is the aim of education.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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