Best Quotes about Character
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is simply habit long continued.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
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.
Character is our destiny.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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;
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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