Best Quotes about Character
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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 development is the aim of education.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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 is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
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?
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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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 what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
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
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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