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Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
- Chambers, Oswald
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
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

3.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

4.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

5.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

6.
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.

7.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

8.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

9.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

10.
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

11.
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

12.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

13.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

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

15.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

16.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

17.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

21.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

22.
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

23.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

24.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

25.
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

26.
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

27.
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

28.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

29.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

30.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

31.
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

32.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

33.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

34.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

35.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

36.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

37.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

38.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

39.
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

40.
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

41.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

42.
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

43.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

44.
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

45.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

46.
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.

47.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

48.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

49.
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

50.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse


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