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Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Aquinas, St. Thomas
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

2.
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

3.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

4.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

5.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

6.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

7.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

8.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

9.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

10.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

11.
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.

12.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

13.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

14.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

15.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

16.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

17.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

18.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

19.
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

20.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

21.
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

22.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

23.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

24.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

25.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

26.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

27.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

28.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

29.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

30.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.

31.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

32.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

33.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

34.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

35.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

36.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

37.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

38.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

39.
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

40.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

41.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

42.
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

43.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

44.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

45.
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

46.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

47.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg

48.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

49.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

50.
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


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