Best Quotes about Character
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
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
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
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
Character is our destiny.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is simply habit long continued.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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