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Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
- Chambers, Oswald
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

2.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

3.
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

4.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Thomas, Isiah

5.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

6.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

7.
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

8.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

9.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

10.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

11.
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

12.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

13.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

14.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

15.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

17.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

18.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

19.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

20.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

21.
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

22.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John

23.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

24.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

25.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

26.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

27.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

28.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

29.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

30.
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

31.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

32.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

33.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

34.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

35.
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.

36.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

37.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

38.
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.

39.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

40.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

41.
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

42.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

43.
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

44.
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

45.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

46.
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.

47.
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.

48.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

49.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

50.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.


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