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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

2.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

3.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

4.
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

5.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

6.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

7.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Trotsky, Leon

8.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

9.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

10.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

11.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

12.
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

13.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

14.
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

15.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

16.
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

17.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
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

21.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

22.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

23.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

24.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

25.
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

26.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

27.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

28.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

29.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

30.
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

31.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

32.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

34.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

35.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

36.
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

37.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

38.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

39.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

40.
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

41.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

42.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

43.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

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

45.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Pandita, Saskya

46.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

47.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

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

50.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin


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