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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

2.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

3.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

4.
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.

5.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

6.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

7.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

8.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

9.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

10.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

11.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

12.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

13.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

14.
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.

15.
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

16.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

17.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

18.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

19.
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

20.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

21.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

22.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

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

25.
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

26.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

27.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

28.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

29.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

30.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

31.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

32.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

34.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

35.
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

36.
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

37.
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

38.
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.

39.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John

40.
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

41.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

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

44.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

45.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

46.
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

47.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

48.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

49.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

50.
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


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