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Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

2.
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

3.
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

4.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

5.
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

6.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

7.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

8.
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

9.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

10.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

11.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

15.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

16.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

17.
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

18.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

19.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

20.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

21.
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

22.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

23.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

24.
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.

25.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

26.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

27.
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.

28.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

29.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

30.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

31.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

32.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

33.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

34.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

35.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

36.
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

37.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

38.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

39.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

40.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

41.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

42.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

43.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

44.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

45.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Trotsky, Leon

46.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

47.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

48.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

49.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

50.
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


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