Best Quotes about Character
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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
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 is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Integrity has no need of rules.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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