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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

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

4.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

5.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

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

7.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

8.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

9.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

10.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

11.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

12.
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

13.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

14.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

15.
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

16.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

17.
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

18.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

19.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

20.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

21.
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

22.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

25.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

30.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

31.
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.

32.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

33.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

34.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

35.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

36.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

37.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

38.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

39.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

40.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

41.
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

42.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

43.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.

44.
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

45.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

46.
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

47.
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

48.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

49.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

50.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony


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