Best Quotes about Character
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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 is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A man's character is his fate.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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!.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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