Best Quotes about Character
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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
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.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
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.
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
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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 the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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