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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

2.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

3.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

4.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

5.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

6.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

7.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

8.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

9.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

10.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

11.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

12.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

13.
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

14.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

15.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

16.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

17.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

18.
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

19.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

20.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

21.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

22.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

23.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

24.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

25.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

26.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

27.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

28.
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.

29.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

30.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

31.
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.

32.
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

33.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

34.
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.

35.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

36.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Thomas, Isiah

37.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

38.
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

39.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

40.
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

41.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

42.
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.

43.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

44.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

45.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

46.
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

47.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

48.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

49.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

50.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


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