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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

2.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

3.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

4.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

5.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

6.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

7.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

8.
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

9.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

10.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

11.
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

12.
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

13.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

14.
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.

15.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

16.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

17.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

18.
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

19.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

20.
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

21.
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

22.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

23.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

24.
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.

25.
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

26.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

27.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

28.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

29.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

30.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

31.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

32.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
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.

34.
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

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

36.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

37.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

38.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

39.
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

40.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

41.
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

42.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

43.
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

44.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, John

45.
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

46.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

47.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

48.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

49.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

50.
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


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