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He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
- Milton, John
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

2.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
James, William

3.
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.

4.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Churchill, Winston

5.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

6.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

7.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

8.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

10.
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

11.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

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.
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

14.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

15.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

16.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

17.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

18.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

19.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

20.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Carlyle, Thomas

21.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

22.
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

23.
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

24.
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.

25.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

26.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

27.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

28.
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

29.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

30.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

31.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

32.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

33.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

34.
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

35.
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.

36.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

37.
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.

38.
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

39.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

40.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

41.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

42.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

43.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

44.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

45.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

46.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

47.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

48.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

49.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

50.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von


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