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Best Quotes about Character

1.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

2.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

3.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

4.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

5.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

6.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

10.
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

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

12.
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

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

14.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

15.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

16.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

17.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

18.
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

19.
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

20.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

21.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

22.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

24.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

25.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

26.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

27.
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

28.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

29.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

30.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

31.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

32.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, John

33.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

34.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

35.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

37.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

38.
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

39.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

40.
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

41.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

42.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

43.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

44.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

45.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

46.
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

47.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

48.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

49.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

50.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie


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