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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

2.
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.

3.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

4.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

5.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

6.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

7.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

8.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

9.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

10.
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.

11.
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

12.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

13.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

14.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

15.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

16.
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.

17.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

18.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

19.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

20.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

21.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

22.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

23.
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

24.
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.

25.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

26.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

27.
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

28.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

29.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

30.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

31.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

32.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

33.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

34.
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.

35.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

37.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

38.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

39.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

40.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

41.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

42.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

43.
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

44.
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

45.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

46.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

47.
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

48.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

49.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

50.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry


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