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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

2.
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

3.
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

4.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

5.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

6.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

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.
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.

9.
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

10.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

11.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

12.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

13.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

14.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

15.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

16.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

17.
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.

18.
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

19.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

20.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

21.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

22.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius

23.
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.

24.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

25.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

26.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

27.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
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

29.
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

30.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

31.
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

32.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

34.
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

35.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

36.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

37.
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

38.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

39.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

40.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

41.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

42.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

43.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

44.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

45.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

46.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

47.
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

48.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

49.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Churchill, Winston

50.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare


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