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How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
- Petrarch, Francesco
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

2.
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

3.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

4.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

5.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

6.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

7.
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.

8.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

9.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

10.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

11.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

12.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

13.
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

14.
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

15.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

16.
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

17.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

18.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

19.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

20.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

21.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

22.
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

23.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

24.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

25.
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

26.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

27.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

28.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

29.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

30.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

31.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

32.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

33.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

34.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

35.
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.

36.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

37.
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

38.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

39.
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

40.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

41.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

42.
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.

43.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

44.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

45.
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

46.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

47.
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

48.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

49.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

50.
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.


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