Best Quotes about Character
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Integrity has no need of rules.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Character is our destiny.
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
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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