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Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
- Sivananda, Sri Swami
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

2.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

3.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

4.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

5.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

6.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

7.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

8.
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

9.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

10.
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

11.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

12.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

13.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

14.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

15.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

16.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

17.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

18.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

19.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

20.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

21.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

22.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

23.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

24.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

25.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

26.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

27.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

28.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

29.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

30.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

31.
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.

32.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

33.
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.

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Landers, Ann

37.
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

38.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

39.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

40.
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

41.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

42.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

43.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

44.
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

45.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

46.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

47.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

48.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

49.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

50.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar


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