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Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
- Linall Jr. A. L.
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

2.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

3.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

4.
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

5.
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

6.
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

7.
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.

8.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

9.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

10.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

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

13.
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

14.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

15.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

16.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

17.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

18.
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

19.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

20.
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

21.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

22.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

24.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

25.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

26.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

27.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

28.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

29.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

30.
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.

31.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

32.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

33.
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

34.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

35.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

36.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

37.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

38.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

39.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

40.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

41.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

42.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

43.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

44.
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

45.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

46.
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

47.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

48.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

49.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

50.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett


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