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We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
- Maritain, Jacques
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
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

3.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

4.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

5.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

7.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

8.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

9.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

10.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

11.
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

12.
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

13.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

14.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

15.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

16.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

17.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

18.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

19.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

20.
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.

21.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

22.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

23.
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

24.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

25.
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

26.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

27.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

28.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

29.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

30.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

31.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

32.
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

33.
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

34.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

35.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

36.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

37.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

38.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

39.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

40.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

41.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

42.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

43.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

44.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

45.
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.

46.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

47.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

48.
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

49.
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

50.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald


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