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One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
- Estrange, L.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

2.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

3.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

4.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

5.
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

6.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

7.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

8.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

9.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

10.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

11.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

12.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

13.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

14.
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

15.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

17.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

18.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

19.
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

20.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

21.
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

22.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
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

24.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

25.
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.

26.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

27.
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.

28.
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

29.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

30.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

31.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

32.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

33.
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

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

35.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

36.
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

37.
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

38.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

39.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

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

41.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

42.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

43.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

44.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

45.
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

46.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

47.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

48.
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

49.
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

50.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha


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