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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Best Quotes about Character

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

2.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

3.
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

4.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

5.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

6.
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.

7.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

8.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

9.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

10.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

11.
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.

12.
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

13.
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.

14.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

15.
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

16.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

17.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

18.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

19.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

20.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

21.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

22.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

23.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

24.
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

25.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

26.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

27.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

28.
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

29.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

30.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

31.
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

32.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

33.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

34.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

35.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward

36.
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.

37.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

38.
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.

39.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

40.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

41.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

42.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

43.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

44.
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

45.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

46.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

47.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

48.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

49.
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.

50.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.


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