Best Quotes about Character
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
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
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
Integrity has no need of rules.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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?
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
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.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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;
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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
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 our destiny.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
A man's character is his fate.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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
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