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As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

2.
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

3.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

4.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

5.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

6.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

7.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

8.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

9.
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

10.
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

11.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

12.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

13.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

14.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

15.
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

16.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

17.
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

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

21.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

22.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

23.
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.

24.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Pandita, Saskya

25.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

26.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

27.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

28.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

29.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

30.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

31.
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

32.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

33.
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

34.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

35.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

36.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

37.
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

38.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

39.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

40.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

41.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

42.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

43.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

44.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

45.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

46.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

47.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

48.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

49.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

50.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush


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