Best Quotes about Character
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
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 the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
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
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is victory organized.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
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.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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 lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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