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The character of a man is known from his conversations.
- Menander
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

2.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

3.
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

4.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

5.
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

6.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

7.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

8.
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

9.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

10.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

11.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

12.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

13.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

14.
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.

15.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

16.
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.

17.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

18.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

19.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

20.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

21.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

22.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

23.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Pandita, Saskya

24.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

25.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

26.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

27.
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

28.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

29.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

30.
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.

31.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

32.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

33.
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.

34.
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

35.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

36.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

37.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

38.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

39.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

40.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

41.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

42.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

43.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

44.
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

45.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

46.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

47.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

48.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

49.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

50.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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