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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.
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
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

2.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

3.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

4.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell

5.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

6.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Frankfurter, Felix

7.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

8.
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

9.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

10.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

11.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

12.
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

13.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

14.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Goldsmith, Oliver

15.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.

16.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

17.
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

18.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

19.
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.

20.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

21.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Lincoln, Abraham

22.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

23.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell

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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

26.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

27.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

28.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

29.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.

30.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Disraeli, Benjamin

31.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul

32.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

33.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

34.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

35.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

36.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

37.
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.

38.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur

39.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

40.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

41.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Bible

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

43.
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

44.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

45.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Shakespeare, William

46.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Proverb

47.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

48.
Character is victory organized.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

49.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Angelou, Maya

50.
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


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