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Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
- Horace
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

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

3.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

4.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

5.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

6.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

7.
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

8.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

9.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

10.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

11.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

12.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

13.
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

14.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

15.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

16.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

17.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

18.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

19.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

20.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

21.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

22.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

23.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.

24.
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.

25.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

26.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

27.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

28.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

29.
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.

30.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

31.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

32.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

33.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

34.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

35.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

36.
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

37.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

38.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

39.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

40.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

41.
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.

42.
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

43.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

44.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

45.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

46.
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

47.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

50.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.


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