Best Quotes about Character
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
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
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!.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character development is the aim of education.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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