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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Hume, David

2.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

3.
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

4.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Buddha

5.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keller, Helen

6.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

7.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

8.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

9.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.

10.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

11.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

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

13.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon

14.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

15.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Horace

16.
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

17.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

18.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.

19.
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

20.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

21.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

22.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Proverb

23.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

24.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

25.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

26.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Thomas, Isiah

27.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Reagan, Ronald

28.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Voltaire

29.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Pandita, Saskya

30.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De

31.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

32.
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

33.
Character is a victory, not a gift.

34.
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.

35.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Abbott, Lyman

36.
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

37.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

38.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

39.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Howell, Harry

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

41.
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

42.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.

43.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

44.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Akhenaton

45.
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

46.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

47.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

48.
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

49.
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.

50.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse


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