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Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
- Confucius
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Best Quotes about Character

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

2.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

3.
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

4.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

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

7.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

8.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

9.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

10.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

11.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

12.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

13.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van

14.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

15.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

16.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

17.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

18.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

19.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

20.
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.

21.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

22.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
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

24.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

25.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

26.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

27.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

28.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

29.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

31.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

32.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

33.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

34.
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

35.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
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.

37.
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

38.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

39.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

40.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

41.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

42.
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

43.
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.

44.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

45.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

46.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

47.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

48.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

49.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

50.
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


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