Character Of A Man Quotes by Frances Wright, James Madison, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Abigail Van Buren, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Norman Schwarzkopf and many others.
The condition of women affords in all countries the best criterion by which to judge the character of men.
But the mere circumstance of complexion cannot deprive them of the character of men.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
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.
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.
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.
If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
A good name is better than precious ointment.
All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
You get to know more of the character of a man in a round of golf than in six months of political experience.
The only equitable manner in my opinion, of judging the character of a man is to examine if there are personal calculations in his conduct; if there are not, we may blame his manner of judging, but we are not the less bound to esteem him.
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.
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?
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.