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If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
- Proverb, Chinese
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

2.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

3.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

4.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

5.
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

6.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

7.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

8.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

9.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John

10.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

11.
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

12.
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

13.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

14.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

15.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

16.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

17.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

18.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

19.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

20.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

21.
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

22.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

23.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

24.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

25.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

26.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

27.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

28.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

29.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

30.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
James, William

31.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

32.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.

33.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

34.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

35.
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.

36.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Luther, John

37.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

38.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Eliot, George

39.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

40.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

41.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

42.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Hill, Napoleon

44.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

45.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

46.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

47.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

48.
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.

49.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

50.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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