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

3.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

4.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

5.
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.

6.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

7.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

8.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

9.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

10.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

11.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

12.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

13.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius

14.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

15.
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

16.
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

17.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

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

20.
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

21.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

22.
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.

23.
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

24.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

25.
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

26.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

27.
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

28.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

29.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

31.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

32.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

33.
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

34.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

35.
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

36.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

37.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

38.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

39.
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.

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

41.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

42.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

43.
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.

44.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

45.
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

46.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

47.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

48.
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

49.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

50.
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.


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