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People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
- Hermann Hesse
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

2.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

3.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

4.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

5.
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

6.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

7.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

8.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

9.
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.

10.
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.

11.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

12.
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

13.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

14.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

15.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

16.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

18.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

19.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

20.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

21.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Pandita, Saskya

22.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

23.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

24.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

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

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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.

29.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

30.
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.

31.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

32.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

33.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

34.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

35.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August

37.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

38.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

39.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

40.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

41.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

42.
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

43.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

44.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

45.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

46.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

47.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

48.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

49.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

50.
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


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