Best Quotes about Character
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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 contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their 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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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