Best Quotes about 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
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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 not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character development is the aim of education.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is our destiny.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
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
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
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
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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