Best Quotes about Character
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is simply habit long continued.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Integrity has no need of rules.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is 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.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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