Best Quotes about Character
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Character is our destiny.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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 be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
A man's character is his fate.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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