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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

3.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

4.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

5.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

6.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

7.
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

8.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

9.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

10.
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

11.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

12.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

13.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

14.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

15.
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

16.
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

17.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

18.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

19.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

20.
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

21.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

22.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

23.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

24.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

25.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

26.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

27.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

28.
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

29.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

30.
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

31.
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

32.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

33.
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

34.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

35.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

36.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

37.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

38.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

39.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

40.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

41.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Francis, Clarence

42.
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.

43.
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

44.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

45.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

46.
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

47.
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.

48.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

49.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

50.
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.


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