Best Quotes about Character
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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;
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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 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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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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