Best Quotes about Character
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
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.
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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?
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
A man's character is his fate.
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.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
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