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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

3.
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

4.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

5.
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.

6.
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

7.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

8.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

9.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

10.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

11.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

12.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

13.
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

14.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

15.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

16.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

17.
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.

18.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

19.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

20.
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

21.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

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

23.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

24.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

25.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

26.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

27.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

28.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

29.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

31.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

32.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

33.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

34.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

35.
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

36.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

37.
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

38.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

39.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

40.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

41.
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.

42.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

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

44.
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

45.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

46.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

47.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

48.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

49.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

50.
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


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