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

2.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

3.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

4.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

5.
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

6.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

7.
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.

8.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

9.
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

10.
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.

11.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

12.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

13.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

14.
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

15.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

16.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

17.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

18.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

19.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

20.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

21.
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

22.
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

23.
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

24.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

25.
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

26.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

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

28.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

29.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

30.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

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

32.
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

33.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

34.
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

35.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

36.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

37.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

38.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

39.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

40.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

44.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

45.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

46.
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

47.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

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

49.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

50.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.


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