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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

3.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

4.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

5.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

6.
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

7.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

8.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

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

10.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

11.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

12.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

13.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

14.
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

15.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

16.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

17.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

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

19.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

20.
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

21.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

22.
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

23.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

24.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

25.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

26.
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

27.
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.

28.
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.

29.
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

30.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

31.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

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

33.
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

34.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

35.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

36.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

37.
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

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

40.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

41.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

42.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

43.
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

44.
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

45.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

46.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

47.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

48.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

49.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

50.
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.


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