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Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

2.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

3.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

4.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

5.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

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

7.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

8.
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

9.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

10.
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.

11.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

12.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

13.
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

14.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

15.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

16.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

17.
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

18.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

19.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

20.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

21.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

22.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

23.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

24.
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

25.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

26.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

27.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

28.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

29.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

30.
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

31.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

32.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

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

35.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

36.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Churchill, Winston

37.
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

38.
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

39.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

40.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

41.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

42.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

43.
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

44.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

45.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

46.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

47.
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

48.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

49.
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

50.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.


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