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Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
- Luther, John
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

2.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

3.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

4.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

5.
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.

6.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

7.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

8.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

9.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

10.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

11.
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.

12.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

13.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

14.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

15.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

16.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

17.
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

18.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

19.
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

20.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

21.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

22.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

23.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

24.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

25.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

26.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

27.
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

28.
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

29.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

31.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

32.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

33.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

34.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

35.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

36.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

37.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

38.
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

39.
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

40.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

41.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

42.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

43.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

44.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

45.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

46.
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

47.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

48.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

49.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

50.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius


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