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I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

2.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

3.
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

4.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

5.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Trotsky, Leon

6.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

7.
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.

8.
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

9.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

10.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

11.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William

12.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.

13.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

14.
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

15.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John

17.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

18.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

19.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

20.
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.

21.
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

22.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

23.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

24.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

25.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

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.
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

28.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

29.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

30.
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

31.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

32.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

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

34.
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

35.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

36.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

37.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

38.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

39.
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

40.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

41.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

42.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

44.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

45.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

46.
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

47.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

48.
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

49.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

50.
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.


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