Best Quotes about 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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
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
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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!.
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
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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;
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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 cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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?
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