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



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

3.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

4.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Akhenaton

5.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

6.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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

8.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

9.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.

10.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

11.
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

12.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

13.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

14.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold

15.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

16.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

17.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

18.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

19.
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

20.
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

21.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

22.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

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

24.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Shakespeare, William

25.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

28.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

29.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

30.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

31.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

32.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

33.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

34.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

35.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.

36.
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.

37.
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

38.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

39.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

40.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

41.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

42.
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

43.
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

44.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

45.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

46.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

47.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

48.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

49.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

50.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David


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