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Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Aquinas, St. Thomas
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

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

3.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

4.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

5.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

6.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

7.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

8.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

9.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

10.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

11.
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.

12.
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

13.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

14.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

15.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

16.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

17.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

18.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

19.
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

20.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg

21.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

22.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

23.
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

24.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

25.
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

26.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

27.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

28.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

29.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

30.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

31.
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

32.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

33.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

34.
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

35.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

36.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

37.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

38.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

39.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

40.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

41.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

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.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

44.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

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

46.
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.

47.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

48.
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

49.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

50.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques


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