Best Quotes about Character
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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 contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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 is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
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
Character is victory organized.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character development is the aim of education.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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