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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is victory organized.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character is our destiny.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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 development is the aim of education.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
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
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
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 best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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?
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
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