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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

3.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

4.
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.

5.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

6.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

7.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

8.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

9.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami

10.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

11.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

12.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

13.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

14.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

15.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

16.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

17.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

18.
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

19.
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

20.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

21.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

22.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

23.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

24.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

25.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

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

27.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

28.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

29.
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.

30.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

31.
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.

32.
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.

33.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

34.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

35.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

36.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

37.
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

38.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

39.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

40.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

41.
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

42.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Thomas, Isiah

43.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

44.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

45.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van

46.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

47.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

48.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

49.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

50.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David


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