Best Quotes about Character
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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