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

1.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

2.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

3.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

4.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

5.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

6.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

7.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

8.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

9.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

10.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

11.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.

12.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

13.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

14.
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

15.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

16.
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

17.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

18.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

19.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

20.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

21.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

22.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

24.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

25.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

26.
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

27.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

28.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

29.
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

30.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

31.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
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

33.
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

34.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

35.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

36.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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

39.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

40.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

41.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

42.
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

43.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

44.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

45.
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

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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

48.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

49.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

50.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.


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