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- Chesterfield, Lord
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

2.
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

3.
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

4.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

5.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

6.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

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

9.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

10.
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.

11.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

12.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

13.
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.

14.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

15.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

16.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

17.
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.

18.
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

19.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

20.
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.

21.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

22.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

23.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

24.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

25.
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.

26.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

27.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

28.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

29.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

30.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

31.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

32.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

33.
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

34.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Churchill, Winston

35.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

36.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

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

38.
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.

39.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

40.
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

41.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

42.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

43.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

44.
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

45.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

46.
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

47.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

48.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

49.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

50.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Milton, John


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