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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

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

3.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

4.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

5.
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

6.
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

7.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

8.
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

9.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

10.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

11.
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

12.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

13.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

14.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

15.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

16.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

17.
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.

18.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

19.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

20.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

21.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

22.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

23.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

24.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

25.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

26.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

27.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

28.
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

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

30.
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

31.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

33.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

34.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

35.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

36.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

37.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

38.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

39.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

40.
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.

41.
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

42.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

43.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

44.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

45.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

46.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

47.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

48.
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

49.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

50.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva


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