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An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
- Pandita, Saskya
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

2.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

3.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

4.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

5.
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

6.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

7.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

8.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

9.
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

10.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

11.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

12.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

13.
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

14.
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

15.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

16.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

17.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

18.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

19.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

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

21.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

22.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

23.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

24.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

25.
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

26.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

27.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

28.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

29.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

30.
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

31.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

32.
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

33.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

34.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

35.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

36.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

37.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

38.
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.

39.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

40.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

41.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

42.
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

43.
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.

44.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

45.
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.

46.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

47.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

48.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

49.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

50.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides


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