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

1.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

2.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

3.
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

4.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

5.
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

6.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

7.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

8.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

9.
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

10.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

11.
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

12.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

13.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

14.
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

15.
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

16.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

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

18.
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

19.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

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

21.
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

22.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

23.
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

24.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

25.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

26.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

27.
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

28.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

29.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

30.
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

31.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

32.
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

33.
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

34.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

35.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

36.
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

37.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

38.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

39.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

40.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

41.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

42.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

43.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

44.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

45.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

46.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

47.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

48.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

49.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

50.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur


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