Character Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.
Character is destiny.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
A man of great common sense and good taste, – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
But rules cannot substitute for character.
No artist’s work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character.
Charlotte Saunders Cushman
Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.
John W. Holt, Jr.
Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
A person’s character is what it is. It’s a little like a marriage – only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
The force of character is cumulative.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the only secure foundation of the state.
Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else’s traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man’s character is, the better it fits him.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles