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There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

3.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

4.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

5.
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

6.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

7.
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

8.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

9.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

10.
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

11.
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

12.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

13.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

14.
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

15.
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

16.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

17.
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

18.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

19.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

20.
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

21.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

22.
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

23.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

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

25.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

26.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

27.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

28.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

29.
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.

30.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

31.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

32.
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

33.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

34.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

35.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

36.
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

37.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

38.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Rohn, Jim

39.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

40.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

41.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

42.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

43.
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.

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

45.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

46.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

47.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

48.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

49.
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

50.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Trotsky, Leon


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