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Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

3.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

4.
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

5.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

6.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

7.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

8.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

9.
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

10.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

11.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

12.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

13.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

14.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

15.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

16.
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

17.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

18.
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.

19.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

20.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

21.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

22.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

23.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

24.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

25.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

26.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

27.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

29.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

30.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

31.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

32.
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

33.
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

34.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

35.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
James, William

36.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

37.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

38.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

39.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

40.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

41.
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

42.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

43.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

44.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.

45.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

46.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

47.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

48.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

49.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

50.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea


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