Best Quotes about Character
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
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
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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 succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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 what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is victory organized.
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.
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?
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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