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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.
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

3.
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

4.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

5.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

6.
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

7.
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

8.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

9.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

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

11.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

12.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

13.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

15.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

16.
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

17.
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.

18.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

19.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

20.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

21.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

22.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

23.
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

24.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

25.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

26.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

27.
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.

28.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

29.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

30.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

31.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

32.
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

33.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

34.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

35.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

36.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

37.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

38.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

39.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

40.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

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

42.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

43.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

44.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

45.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

46.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

47.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

48.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

49.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

50.
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


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