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As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
- Cicero, Marcus T.
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

3.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

4.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

5.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

6.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

7.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

8.
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

9.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

10.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

11.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

12.
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

13.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

14.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

15.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

16.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

17.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

18.
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.

19.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

20.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

21.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

22.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

23.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

26.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

27.
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

28.
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

29.
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.

30.
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

31.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

32.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

33.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

34.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

35.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

36.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

37.
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

38.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

39.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

40.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

41.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

42.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

44.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

45.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

46.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

47.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

48.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

49.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

50.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.


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