Quotes about: character


Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
– Anthony Robbins

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
– James D. Miles

The way a man wins shows most of his character; the way he loses shows all of it.
– Kevin M. Clear

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