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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

2.
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

3.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

4.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

5.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

6.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

7.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

8.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

9.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

10.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

11.
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

12.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

13.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

14.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

15.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

16.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
James, William

17.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

18.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

19.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

20.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

21.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

22.
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.

23.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

24.
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.

25.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

26.
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.

27.
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

28.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

29.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

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 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

32.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

33.
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.

34.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

35.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

36.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

37.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

38.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

39.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

40.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

41.
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

42.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

43.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

44.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

45.
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

46.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

47.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

48.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

49.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

50.
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


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