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Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

2.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

3.
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

4.
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.

5.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

6.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

7.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

8.
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.

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

13.
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

14.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

15.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

16.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

17.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

18.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

19.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

20.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

21.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

22.
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.

23.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

27.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

28.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

29.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
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.

31.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

32.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

33.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

34.
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

35.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

36.
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

37.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

38.
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

39.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

40.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

41.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

42.
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

43.
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

44.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

45.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

46.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

47.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

48.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

49.
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

50.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.


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