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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

2.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

3.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

4.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

5.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

6.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Pandita, Saskya

7.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

8.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

9.
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

10.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

11.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

12.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

13.
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

14.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

15.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

16.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

17.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

18.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

19.
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

20.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

21.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

22.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

23.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

24.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

25.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

26.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

27.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

28.
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

29.
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

30.
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.

31.
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

32.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

33.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

34.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

35.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

36.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

37.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

38.
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.

39.
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.

40.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

41.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

42.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

43.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

44.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

45.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

46.
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

47.
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

48.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

49.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

50.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline


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