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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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

2.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

3.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

4.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

5.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

6.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

7.
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

8.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, John

9.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

10.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

11.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

12.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Akhenaton

13.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

14.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

15.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

16.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

17.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

18.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

19.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

20.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

21.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

22.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

23.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

24.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

25.
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

26.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

27.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

28.
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.
Cicero

29.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

30.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

31.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

32.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

33.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

34.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

35.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

36.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Milton, John

37.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

38.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

39.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

40.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

41.
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

42.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

43.
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

44.
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.
Buren, Abigail Van

45.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

46.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

47.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

48.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

49.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

50.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von


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