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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

2.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

3.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

6.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

7.
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

8.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

9.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

10.
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

11.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

12.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

13.
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.

14.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

15.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

16.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

17.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

18.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

19.
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

20.
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

21.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

22.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

23.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

24.
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

25.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

26.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

27.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

28.
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.

29.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

30.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

31.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

32.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.

33.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

34.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

35.
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

36.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

37.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

38.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

39.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

40.
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

41.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

42.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

43.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

44.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

45.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

46.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

47.
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

48.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

49.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

50.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Akhenaton


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