Best Quotes about Character
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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 only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William 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.
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 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 contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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