Best Quotes about Character
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character development is the aim of education.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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