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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

2.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

3.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

4.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

5.
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

6.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Milton, John

7.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

8.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

9.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

10.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

11.
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

12.
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.

13.
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

14.
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

15.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

17.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

18.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

19.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Carlyle, Thomas

20.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

21.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

22.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

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

24.
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

25.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

26.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

27.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

28.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

29.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

30.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

31.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

32.
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

33.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

34.
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

35.
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

36.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

37.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

38.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

39.
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

40.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

41.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

42.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

43.
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

44.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

45.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

46.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

47.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

48.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

49.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

50.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman


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