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The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
- Confucius
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

3.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

4.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

5.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

6.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

7.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

8.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

9.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

10.
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

11.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

12.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

13.
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

14.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

15.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

16.
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.

17.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
James, William

21.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

22.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

23.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

24.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

25.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

26.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

27.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

28.
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

29.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

30.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

31.
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

32.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

33.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

34.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

35.
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

36.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

37.
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

38.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

39.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

40.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

41.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

42.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

43.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

44.
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.

45.
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

46.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

47.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

48.
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.

49.
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

50.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace


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