Best Quotes about Character
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
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.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is victory organized.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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;
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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