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

1.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

2.
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.

3.
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.

4.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

5.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

6.
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.

7.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

8.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

9.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

10.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

11.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Carlyle, Thomas

12.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

13.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

15.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

16.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

17.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

18.
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

19.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

20.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

21.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

22.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

23.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

24.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

25.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg

26.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

27.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

29.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

30.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

31.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

32.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
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

34.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

35.
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

36.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

37.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

38.
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

39.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

40.
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

41.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

42.
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

43.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

44.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

45.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

46.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

47.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

48.
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

49.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

50.
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.


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