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All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
- Bovee, Christian Nevell
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

2.
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

3.
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.

4.
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

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

6.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

7.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

8.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

9.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

10.
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

11.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

12.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Carlyle, Thomas

13.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

14.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

15.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

16.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

17.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

18.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

19.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

20.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

21.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

22.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

23.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

24.
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

25.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

26.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

27.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

29.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

30.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

31.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

32.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

33.
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

34.
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.

35.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

36.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

37.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

38.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

39.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

40.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

41.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

42.
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

43.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

44.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

45.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

46.
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

47.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

48.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

49.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

50.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya


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