Best Quotes about Character
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
A man's character is his fate.
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
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is our destiny.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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!.
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
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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