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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

3.
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

4.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

5.
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

6.
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.

7.
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

8.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

9.
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

10.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

11.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

12.
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

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.
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

15.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

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.
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.

18.
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.

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

21.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

22.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

23.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Carlyle, Thomas

24.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

25.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

26.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg

27.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

28.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

29.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

30.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

31.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

32.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

33.
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

34.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

35.
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

36.
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

37.
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

38.
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

39.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

40.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

41.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Babson, Roger

42.
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

43.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

44.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

45.
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

46.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

47.
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

48.
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

49.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

50.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin


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