Best Quotes about Character
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
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
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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 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.
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
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