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Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

3.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

4.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

5.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

6.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

7.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

8.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

9.
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.

10.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

11.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

12.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

13.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

14.
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.

15.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

16.
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

17.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

18.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

19.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

20.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

21.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

22.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

23.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

24.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

25.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

26.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

27.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

28.
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

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

30.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

31.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

32.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van

33.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Milton, John

34.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

35.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

36.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

37.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

38.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

39.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

40.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

41.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

42.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

43.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

44.
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.

45.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

46.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

47.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

48.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

49.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

50.
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.


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