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

1.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

2.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

3.
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

4.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

5.
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

6.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

10.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

11.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

12.
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

13.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

14.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

15.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

16.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

17.
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

18.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

19.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

20.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

21.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

22.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

23.
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.

24.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius

25.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

30.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

31.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

32.
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.

33.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

34.
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

35.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

36.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

37.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

38.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

39.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

40.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

41.
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.

42.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

43.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

44.
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

45.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

46.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

47.
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

48.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

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


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