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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

2.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

3.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

4.
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

5.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

6.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

7.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

8.
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

9.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

10.
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

11.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

12.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

13.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

15.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

16.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

18.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

19.
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

20.
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

21.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

23.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

24.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

25.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

26.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

27.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

28.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

29.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

30.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

31.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

32.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

33.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

37.
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

38.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

39.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

40.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

41.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

42.
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

43.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

44.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

45.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

46.
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

47.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

48.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

49.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

50.
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.


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