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Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
- Gaulle, Charles De
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

2.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

3.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

4.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

5.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

6.
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

7.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

8.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

9.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

10.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

11.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

12.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

13.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

14.
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.

15.
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

16.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

17.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

18.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

19.
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.

20.
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.

21.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

22.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

26.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

27.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

28.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

29.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

30.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

31.
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

32.
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

33.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

34.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

35.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

37.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

40.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

41.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

42.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

43.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
James, William

44.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

45.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

46.
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

47.
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

48.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

49.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

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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