Best Quotes about Character
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is simply habit long continued.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
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
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 is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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