Best Quotes about Character
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Integrity has no need of rules.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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
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
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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 succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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