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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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Best Quotes about Character

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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

2.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

3.
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.

4.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

5.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

6.
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.

7.
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

8.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

9.
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

10.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

11.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

12.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

13.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

14.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

15.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

16.
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.

17.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

18.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

19.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

20.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

21.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

22.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

23.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

24.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

25.
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.

26.
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

27.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

28.
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

29.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

30.
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.

31.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

32.
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

33.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

34.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

35.
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

36.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

37.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

38.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

39.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

40.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

41.
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

42.
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.

43.
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

44.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

45.
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.

46.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

47.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

48.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

49.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

50.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion


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