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Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
- Taylor, Bayard
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Rohn, Jim

2.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

3.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

4.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Milton, John

5.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

6.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

7.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8.
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.

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

11.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

12.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

13.
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

14.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

15.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

16.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.

18.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

19.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

20.
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

21.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

22.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van

23.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

24.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

25.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

26.
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

27.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

28.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

29.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

30.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas

31.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

32.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

33.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

34.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

35.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

36.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

37.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

38.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

39.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

40.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

41.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Hepburn, Katharine

42.
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

43.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Estrange, L.

44.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

49.
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

50.
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


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