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Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
- Oscar Levant
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

3.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

4.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

5.
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.

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

7.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

8.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

9.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

10.
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

11.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

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

13.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

14.
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

15.
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

16.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

17.
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

18.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

19.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

20.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

21.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Pandita, Saskya

22.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

23.
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

24.
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.

25.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

26.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

27.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

28.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Rohn, Jim

29.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

30.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

31.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

32.
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

33.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

34.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

35.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

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

37.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

38.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

39.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

40.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

41.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

42.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

43.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

44.
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

45.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

46.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

47.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

48.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

49.
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

50.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas


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