Best Quotes about Character
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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 that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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;
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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
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 development is the aim of education.
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.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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 is to man what carbon is to steel.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is our destiny.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
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
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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
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