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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
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

2.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

3.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

4.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.

5.
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.

6.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

7.
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

8.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Maritain, Jacques

9.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

10.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

11.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

12.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

13.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14.
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

15.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

16.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.

17.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt

18.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

19.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

20.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

21.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

22.
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

23.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

24.
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

25.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

26.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

27.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

28.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

29.
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

30.
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.

31.
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus

32.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

33.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Royal, Darrell

34.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

35.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

37.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

38.
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

39.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

40.
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

41.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

42.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

43.
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

44.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

45.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

46.
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

47.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

48.
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

49.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

50.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von


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