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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

2.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

3.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

4.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

5.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

6.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

7.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

8.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

9.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

10.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

11.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

12.
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

13.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

14.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

15.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

16.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

17.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

18.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

19.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

20.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

21.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

22.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

23.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

24.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

25.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

26.
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

27.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

28.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

29.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

30.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

31.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

32.
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

33.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

34.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Akhenaton

35.
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

36.
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

37.
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.

38.
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

39.
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

40.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

41.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van

42.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

43.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

44.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

45.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

46.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47.
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

48.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

49.
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

50.
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


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