Best Quotes about Character
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is victory organized.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his 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.
A man's character is his fate.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
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