Best Quotes about Character
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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
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