Best Quotes about Character
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is our destiny.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character development is the aim of education.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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