Best Quotes about Character
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
A man's character is his fate.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
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.
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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
Character is victory organized.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character is our destiny.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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