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Character is our destiny.
- Heraclitus
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

3.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

4.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

5.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

6.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

7.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

8.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

9.
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

10.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

11.
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

12.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

13.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

14.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

15.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

17.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

18.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

19.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

20.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

21.
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.

22.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

23.
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.

24.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

25.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

26.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

27.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

29.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

30.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

31.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

33.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

34.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

35.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

36.
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.

37.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

38.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

39.
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

40.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

41.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

42.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

43.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

44.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

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

46.
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

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

49.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

50.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques


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