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Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
- Crisp, Quentin
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

2.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

3.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

4.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

5.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

6.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

7.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

8.
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.

9.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

10.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

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

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

13.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

14.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

15.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

16.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

17.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

18.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

19.
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.

20.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

21.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

22.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

24.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

25.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

26.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

27.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

28.
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

29.
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

30.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

31.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

32.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

33.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

34.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

35.
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

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

37.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

38.
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

39.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

40.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

41.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

42.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

43.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

44.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

45.
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

46.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

47.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

48.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

49.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

50.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.


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