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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

3.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

4.
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.

5.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

6.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

7.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

8.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

9.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

10.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

11.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

12.
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

13.
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.

14.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

15.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

16.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

17.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

18.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

19.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

20.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

21.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

22.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

23.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

24.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

25.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

26.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

27.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

28.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

29.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
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

31.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

32.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.

33.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

34.
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

35.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

37.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

38.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

39.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

40.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

41.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

42.
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

43.
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

44.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

45.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

46.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

47.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

48.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

49.
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

50.
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


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