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

1.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

2.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

3.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

4.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

5.
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

6.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

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

8.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

9.
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

10.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

11.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

12.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

13.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

15.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

16.
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

17.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

18.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

19.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

20.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

21.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

22.
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

23.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

24.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

25.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

26.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

27.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

28.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

29.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

30.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

31.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

32.
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

33.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

34.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

35.
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

36.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

37.
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.

38.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

39.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

40.
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

41.
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

42.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

43.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

44.
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

45.
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

46.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

47.
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

48.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

49.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

50.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline


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