Best Quotes about Character
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
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;
Character is victory organized.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
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.
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.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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