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Character is a victory, not a gift.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Confucius

2.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

3.
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

4.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David

5.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

6.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

7.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

8.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Thurber, James

9.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

10.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

11.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

12.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

13.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

15.
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

16.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

17.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Brown, Les

18.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

19.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Hay, Colin

20.
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

21.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

22.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

23.
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

24.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

25.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

26.
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.

27.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

28.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

29.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

30.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

31.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

32.
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

33.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Proverb

34.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Merikare

35.
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.

36.
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

37.
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

38.
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

39.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

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

41.
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.

42.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

43.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Drummond, Henry

44.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca

45.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua

46.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47.
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.

48.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

49.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Proverb, Chinese

50.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.


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