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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

2.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

3.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

4.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

5.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

6.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

7.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

8.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

9.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

10.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

11.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

12.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

13.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

14.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

15.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

16.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

17.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

18.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

19.
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

20.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

21.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

22.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

23.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

24.
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.

25.
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

26.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

27.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

28.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

29.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

30.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

31.
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

32.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

33.
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.

34.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.

35.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

36.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

37.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

38.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

39.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

40.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

41.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

42.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

43.
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

44.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

45.
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

46.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

47.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

48.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

49.
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

50.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons


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