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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

2.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

3.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Pandita, Saskya

4.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.

5.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

6.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

7.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

8.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

9.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides

10.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

11.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

12.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

13.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

14.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

15.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

16.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

17.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

18.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.

19.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

20.
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

21.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

22.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Limbaugh, Rush

24.
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

25.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

26.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

27.
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.

28.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

29.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

33.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

34.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius

35.
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

36.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

37.
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.

38.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

39.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

40.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

41.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

42.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

43.
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.

44.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

45.
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

46.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

47.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

48.
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

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

50.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed


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