Best Quotes about Character
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
A man's character is his fate.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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
Character is a victory, not a gift.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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!.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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