Best Quotes about Character
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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