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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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

2.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

3.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

4.
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.

5.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

6.
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

7.
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

8.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

9.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

10.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

11.
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.

12.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

13.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

14.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

15.
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

16.
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

17.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

18.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

19.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

20.
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.

21.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

22.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

24.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

25.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

26.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

27.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

28.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

29.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

30.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

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

32.
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

33.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

34.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

35.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

36.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

37.
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

38.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

39.
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

40.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

41.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

42.
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

43.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

44.
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

45.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

46.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

47.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

48.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

49.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

50.
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


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