Quotes about: character


Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
– Phillip Brooks

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
– Antiphanes

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
– Albert Einstein

Character is the total of thousands of small daily strivings to live up to the best that is in us.
– Arthur Trudeau

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
– James A. Michener

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
– Zig Ziglar

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
– Abraham Lincoln

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
– John Wooden

Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
– William Ellery Channing

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
– Japanese Proverb

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 Holt

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I do not think that the effect of good environment, of fine buildings, of pleasant homes, upon the character, temperament, will, disposition, and energy of the people sufficiently dawns upon the average citizen.
– Thomas Adams
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
– Aeschylus
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
– Aesop
Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality.
– Edward Albee
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
– Louisa May Alcott
It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
– Lamar Alexander
I am confident that with the wholesome character of our American people, justice will prevail and liberty will endure.
– George Allen
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
– James Allen