Best Quotes about Character
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
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
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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?
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
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
A man's character is his fate.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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