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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

2.
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

3.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

4.
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.

5.
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

6.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

7.
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

8.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

9.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

10.
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

11.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

12.
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

13.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

14.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

15.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

16.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

17.
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

18.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

19.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

20.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

21.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

22.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

26.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

27.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

28.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

29.
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

30.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

31.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

32.
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

33.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

34.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

35.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

36.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

37.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

38.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

39.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

40.
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

41.
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.

42.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

43.
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

44.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

45.
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.

46.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

47.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

48.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

49.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

50.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin


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