Best Quotes about Character
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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