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- Chesterfield, Lord
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

2.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

3.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

4.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

5.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

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

8.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

9.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

10.
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.

11.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

12.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

13.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

14.
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

15.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Pandita, Saskya

16.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

17.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

18.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

19.
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.

20.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

21.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

22.
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

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.
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

25.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

26.
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

27.
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

28.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

29.
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

30.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

31.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Rohn, Jim

32.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

33.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

34.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

35.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

37.
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

38.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

39.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

40.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

41.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

42.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

43.
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

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

45.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

46.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

47.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

48.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

49.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

50.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.


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