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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

2.
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

3.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

4.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

5.
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

6.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

7.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

8.
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

9.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

10.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

11.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

12.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

13.
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

14.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

15.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

16.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

17.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

18.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

19.
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.

20.
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

21.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

22.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

23.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

24.
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

25.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

26.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

27.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

28.
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

29.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

30.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

31.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

32.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

33.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

34.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

35.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

36.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

37.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

38.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

39.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

40.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

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

42.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

43.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

44.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, John

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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.

48.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

49.
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

50.
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


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