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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

3.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

4.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

5.
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

6.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

7.
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

8.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

9.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

10.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

11.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

12.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

13.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

14.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

15.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

16.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

17.
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

18.
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

19.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

20.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

21.
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

22.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

24.
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.

25.
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.
Smith, Roy L.

26.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

27.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

28.
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

29.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

30.
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

31.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

32.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

33.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

34.
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

35.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van

36.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

37.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

38.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

39.
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

40.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

41.
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

42.
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

43.
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.
Rohn, Jim

44.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

45.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

46.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

47.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

48.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

49.
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

50.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.


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