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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.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

2.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

3.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

4.
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.

5.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Babson, Roger

6.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

7.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

8.
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

9.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

10.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

11.
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

12.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

13.
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.

14.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

15.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

16.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

17.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

18.
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

19.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

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.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

22.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

24.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

25.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

26.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

27.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

28.
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.

29.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

30.
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

31.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

32.
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.

33.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

34.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

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

36.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

37.
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

38.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

39.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

40.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

41.
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

42.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

43.
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

44.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

45.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

46.
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

47.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

48.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

49.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

50.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius


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