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

2.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

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

4.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

5.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

6.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

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

9.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

10.
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

11.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

12.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

13.
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

14.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

15.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

18.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Akhenaton

19.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

20.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

21.
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

22.
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

23.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

24.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

25.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

26.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

27.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

28.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

29.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

30.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

31.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

32.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

33.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van

34.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

35.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

36.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

37.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

38.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

39.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

40.
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

41.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

42.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

43.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

44.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

45.
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

46.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

47.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

48.
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

49.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

50.
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


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