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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

3.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

4.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

5.
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

6.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

7.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

8.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

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

10.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

11.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

12.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

13.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

14.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

15.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

16.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

17.
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.

18.
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

19.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

20.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

21.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

22.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

23.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

24.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

25.
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

26.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

27.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

28.
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

29.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

30.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

31.
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.

32.
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

33.
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

34.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

35.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

36.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

37.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

38.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

39.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

40.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

41.
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

42.
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

43.
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

44.
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

45.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

46.
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

47.
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

48.
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

49.
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

50.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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