Best Quotes about Character
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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 to man what carbon is to steel.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
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
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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 formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is victory organized.
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