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A man's character is his fate.
- Heraclitus
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

3.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

4.
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.

5.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

6.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

7.
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

8.
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

9.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

10.
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.

11.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

12.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

13.
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

14.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

15.
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

16.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Thomas, Isiah

17.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

18.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

19.
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.

20.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

21.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

22.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

23.
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

24.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

25.
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

26.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

27.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

28.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

29.
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.

30.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

31.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

32.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

33.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

34.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

35.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

36.
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

37.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

38.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

39.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

40.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

41.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Babson, Roger

42.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

43.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

44.
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

45.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

46.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

47.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

48.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

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.
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


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