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The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
- Voltaire
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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

3.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

4.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

5.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

6.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

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

8.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

9.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

10.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

11.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

12.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

13.
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

14.
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

15.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

16.
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

17.
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

18.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

19.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

20.
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.

21.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

22.
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

23.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

24.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

25.
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

26.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

27.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

28.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

29.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

30.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

31.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

32.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

33.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

34.
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

35.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Rohn, Jim

36.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

37.
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

38.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

39.
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.

40.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

41.
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

42.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

43.
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

44.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

45.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van

46.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

47.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

48.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

49.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

50.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith


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