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If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

2.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

3.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

4.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

5.
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.

6.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

7.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

8.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

9.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

10.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

11.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

12.
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

13.
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

14.
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

15.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

16.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

17.
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.

18.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

19.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

20.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

21.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

22.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

23.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Trotsky, Leon

24.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

25.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

26.
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.

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

28.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

29.
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

30.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

31.
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

32.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

33.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

34.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

35.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

36.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

37.
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

38.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

39.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

40.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

41.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

42.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

43.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

44.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

45.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

46.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

47.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

48.
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.

49.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

50.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince


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