Best Quotes about Character
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
A rich man has no need of character.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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
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 superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character development is the aim of education.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
A man's character is his fate.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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