Best Quotes about Character
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is victory organized.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what 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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
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.
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 result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character development is the aim of education.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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
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
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
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A rich man has no need of character.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
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