Best Quotes about Character
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is our destiny.
Character is victory organized.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
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
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
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.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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