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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

3.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

4.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

5.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

6.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

7.
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

8.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

9.
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

10.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

11.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

12.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

13.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

14.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

15.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

16.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

17.
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

18.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

19.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

20.
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

21.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

22.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

23.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

24.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

25.
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

26.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

27.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

28.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

29.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

30.
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

31.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

32.
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

33.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

34.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

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

37.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

38.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

39.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

40.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

41.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

42.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

44.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

45.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

46.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

47.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

48.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

49.
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

50.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.


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