Best Quotes about Character
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.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
A rich man has no need of character.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Character is victory organized.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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?
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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