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We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Thoreau, Henry David
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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.

2.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

4.
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

5.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

6.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

7.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

8.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

9.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

10.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

11.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

12.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

13.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

14.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

15.
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

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.
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.

18.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

19.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

20.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

21.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

22.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

24.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

25.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

26.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

27.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

28.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

29.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

30.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

31.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
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

33.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

34.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

35.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

36.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

37.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

38.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

39.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

40.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

44.
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

45.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

46.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

47.
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

48.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

49.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

50.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides


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