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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

3.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

4.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

5.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

6.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

7.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

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

9.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

10.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

11.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

12.
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

13.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

14.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

15.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

16.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

17.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

18.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

19.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

20.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

21.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William

22.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

23.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

24.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

25.
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.

26.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

27.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

28.
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

29.
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

30.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

31.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

34.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

35.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

36.
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

37.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

38.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

39.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

40.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

41.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

42.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

43.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

44.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

45.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

46.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

47.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

48.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

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

50.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya


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