Best Quotes about Character
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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 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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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
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
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.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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.
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