Best Quotes about Character
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
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.
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
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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;
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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!.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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