59 Quotes To Help Build Your Character Stronger
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.
“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr .
“The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties…great necessities call out great virtues.” – Abigail Adams
“Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.” – Unknown .
“The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.” – Roy L Smith .
“There are always those times when you’re going to be down, it’s how you step through it that makes you the person you are.” – Mike Krzyzewski
“Character, not circumstance, makes the person.” – Booker T. Washington
“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.
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee .
“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out”. – Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character “– Albert Einstein .
“Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.” – Elbert Hubbard .
“Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” Albert Einstein
“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.” – Jim Rohn
“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self respect springs.” – Joan Didion
“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.” – Anthony Robbins
“The way a man plays a game shows some of his character. The way he loses shows all of it.” – Unknown
“Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Unknown .
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.”- Abigail Van Buren
“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” – Elmer G. Letterman
“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.” – J. C. Watts
“Our true character is that person we become when no one is watching.” – Unknown .
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me….You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln .
“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” – Julius Erving
“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!” Theodore Roosevelt
“The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.” – Isabelle Eberhardt
“No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. “- Unknown
“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes of it.” – John Ruskin
“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 .
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. “- Dale Carnegie
“Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have” –Unknown .
“The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” – Stephen Covey .
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade
“Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Character is simply habit long continued.” – Plutarch
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands” – Anne Frank
“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero
“Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe .
“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz
“Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.” – Stephen Covey
“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb .
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
“Every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and what one has done in the secret chamber has some day to cry aloud on the housetops.” – Oscar Wilde