Best Quotes about Character
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is victory organized.
Character development is the aim of education.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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 like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
A rich man has no need of character.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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