Best Quotes about Character
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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.
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is our destiny.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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!.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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