Best Quotes about Character
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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 empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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;
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.
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?
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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