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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

2.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

3.
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.

4.
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

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

7.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

8.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

9.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

10.
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

11.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

12.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

13.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

14.
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

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

16.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

17.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

18.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

19.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

20.
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.

21.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

22.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

23.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

24.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

25.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

26.
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.

27.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
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

29.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

30.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

31.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

32.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

33.
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

34.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

35.
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

36.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

37.
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

38.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

39.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

40.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

41.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

42.
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

43.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

44.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

45.
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

46.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

47.
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

48.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

49.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

50.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace


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