Best Quotes about Character
A rich man has no need of character.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
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
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.
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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
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
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
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.
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.
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