Character Of A Man Quotes by J.R. Miller, Elbert Hubbard, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Alexander Pope, Abigail Van Buren, Henry Clay and many others.
The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. This is true. What a man is, survives him. It can never be buried.
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
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.
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The more peculiarly his own a man’s character is, the better it fits him.
Example teaches better than precept. It is the best modeler of the character of men and women. To set a lofty example is the richest bequest a man can leave behind him.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is.
Manliness means perfect manhood, as womanliness implies perfect womanhood. Manliness is the character of a man as he ought to be, as he was meant to be.
What is better adapted than the festive use of wine in the first place to test and in the second place to train the character of a man, if care be taken in the use of it? What is there cheaper or more innocent?
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
On Sir Joshua Reynolds’s observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.