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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

5.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

6.
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

7.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

8.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

9.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

10.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

12.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

13.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

14.
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

15.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

16.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

17.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

18.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

19.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

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

21.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

22.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

24.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

25.
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

26.
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

27.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

28.
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

29.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

30.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

31.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

32.
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

33.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

34.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

35.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

36.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

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

38.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

39.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

40.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

41.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

42.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

43.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

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

45.
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.

46.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

47.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

48.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

49.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

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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