Best Quotes about Character
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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
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.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John 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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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!.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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