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We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Thoreau, Henry David
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

2.
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

3.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

4.
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

5.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

6.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Lippmann, Walter

7.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

8.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

9.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

10.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John

11.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

12.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Collins, Marva

13.
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

14.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

15.
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

16.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

17.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

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

19.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

20.
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

21.
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.

22.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

23.
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

24.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

25.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

26.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

27.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

28.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

29.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

30.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

31.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

33.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

34.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van

35.
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

36.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

37.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

38.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

39.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

40.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

41.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

42.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

43.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

44.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

45.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

46.
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

47.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

48.
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.

49.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

50.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson


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