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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.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

2.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

3.
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

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

5.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

6.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

7.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

8.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

9.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

10.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

11.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

12.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

13.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

14.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

15.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

16.
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.

17.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

18.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

19.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

20.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

21.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

22.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

23.
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

24.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

25.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

26.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

27.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

28.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

29.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

30.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

31.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

32.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

33.
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

34.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

35.
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.

36.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

37.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

38.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

39.
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

40.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

41.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

42.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

43.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

44.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

45.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

46.
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

47.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

48.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

49.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

50.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William


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