Found 21 thoughts of character

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.

Elmer G. Letterman

In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.

Francis Thompson

I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.

Richard Greenberg

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.


Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.

Joan Didion

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.


To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.

Marie Leneru

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

W. Somerset Maugham

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.

George Santayana

The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.


I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.

Lois McMaster Bujold

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A man's character is his fate.


You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.


I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.

Nathaniel Emmons

The character of a man is known from his conversations.


Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.

Elihu Burritt

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Oscar Levant

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.

William Carleton