Best Quotes about Character
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
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.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
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
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
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 succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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