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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
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

2.
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

3.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

4.
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

5.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

6.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

7.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

8.
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.

9.
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

10.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

11.
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.

12.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

13.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

14.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

15.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

16.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

17.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

18.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

19.
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

20.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

21.
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.

22.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

23.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

24.
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

25.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

26.
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

27.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

28.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

29.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

30.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

31.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

33.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

34.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

35.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

36.
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

37.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

38.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

39.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

40.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

41.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

42.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

43.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

44.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

45.
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

46.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

47.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

48.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

49.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

50.
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


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