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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.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

2.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

3.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

4.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

5.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

6.
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

7.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

8.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Babson, Roger

9.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

10.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

11.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

12.
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.

13.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

15.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

16.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

17.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

18.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

19.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

20.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

21.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

22.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

23.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

24.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

25.
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

26.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

27.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

28.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

29.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

30.
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.

31.
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

32.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

33.
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

34.
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

35.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

36.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

37.
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

38.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

39.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

40.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

41.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

42.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

43.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

44.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

45.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

46.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

47.
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

48.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

49.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

50.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William


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