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In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
- Francis Thompson
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

2.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

3.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

4.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

5.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

6.
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

7.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

8.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

9.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

10.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

11.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

12.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

13.
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.

14.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

15.
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.

16.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

17.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

18.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

19.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

20.
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

21.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

22.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

23.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

24.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

25.
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

26.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.

27.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

28.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

29.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

30.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

31.
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

32.
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

33.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

37.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

38.
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

39.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

40.
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

41.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

42.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

44.
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

45.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

46.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

47.
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

48.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

49.
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

50.
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


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