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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
- Schopenhauer, Arthur
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

2.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

3.
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

4.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

5.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

6.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

7.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

8.
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

9.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

10.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

11.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

12.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

13.
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.

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

16.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

17.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Babson, Roger

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

19.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

20.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

21.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

22.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

23.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

24.
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.

25.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

26.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

27.
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

28.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

29.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

30.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

31.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

32.
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

33.
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

34.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

35.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

36.
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

37.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

38.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

39.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

40.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

41.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

42.
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

43.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

44.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

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

46.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

47.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

48.
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

49.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

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


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