Best Quotes about Character
Character is simply habit long continued.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
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
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
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
A man's character is his fate.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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