Character Quotes

Henry david thoreau - the character inherent in the american people has...
Watch your thoughts they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
Patrick Overton

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity.
Alexander Hamilton

W. somerset maugham, the moon and sixpence - common - sense appears to be only another name...
Henry clay - in all the affairs of life, social as well as...
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...
Samuel Smiles
Our view... is that it is an essential characteristic of experimentation that it is carried out with limited resources, and an essential part of the subject of experimental design to ascertain how these should be best applied; or, in particular, to which causes of disturbance care should be given, and which ought to be deliberately ignored.
Sir Ronald A. Fishe
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only he himself can damage that. His reputations what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
John Ballantine Gough
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The Buddha
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte
Character is what can do without success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
Antonin Scalia
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character - Building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A rich man has no need of character.
Hebrew Prove
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.....
Douglas Noel Adams
Character builds slowly but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest; better to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.
Samuel Smiles
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
Anon.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
J. S. Habgood
In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character the multitude pass us by like a distant army.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richte
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Johann von Goethe
Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
David Seabury
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody