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Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
- Hill, Napoleon
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

2.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

3.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

4.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

5.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

6.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

7.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

8.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

9.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

10.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Akhenaton

11.
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

12.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

13.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

14.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

15.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

16.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

17.
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

18.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

19.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

20.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

21.
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

22.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

23.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

24.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

25.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

26.
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.

27.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

28.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

29.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

30.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

31.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

32.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

33.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

34.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

35.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

36.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

37.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

38.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

40.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

41.
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.

42.
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

43.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

44.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

45.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

46.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

47.
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

48.
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

49.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

50.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.


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