Best Quotes about Character
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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