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It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
- Amiel, Henri Frederic
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

2.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

3.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

4.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius

5.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

6.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

7.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

8.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

9.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

10.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William

11.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

12.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

13.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

14.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

15.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

16.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

17.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

18.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

19.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

20.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

21.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

22.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

23.
Our character...is 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

24.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

25.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Pandita, Saskya

26.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

27.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

28.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

29.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

30.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

31.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

32.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

33.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

34.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

35.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

36.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

37.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

38.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

39.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

40.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

41.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

42.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

43.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

44.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

45.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

46.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

47.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

48.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

49.
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.
Trotsky, Leon

50.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von


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