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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.
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.

2.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

3.
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.

4.
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

5.
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

6.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

7.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

8.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

9.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

10.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

11.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

12.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

13.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

14.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

15.
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

16.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

17.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

18.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

19.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

20.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

21.
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

22.
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

23.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

24.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

25.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

26.
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

27.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.

28.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

29.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

30.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

33.
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

34.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

35.
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

36.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

37.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

38.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

39.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

40.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

41.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William

42.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

43.
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

44.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, 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.
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.

47.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

48.
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

49.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

50.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John


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