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Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
- Washington, Booker T.
Character Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Character

1.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

2.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.

3.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.

4.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Leneru, Marie

5.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

6.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Camus, Albert

7.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Akhenaton

8.
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

9.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

10.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Bisset, Jacqueline

11.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Gill, Vince

12.
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

13.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Robbins, Anthony

14.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

15.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru

16.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

17.
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

18.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

19.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander

20.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

21.
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

22.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.

23.
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

24.
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

25.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.

26.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.

27.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

28.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

29.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons

30.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

31.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.

32.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Petrarch, Francesco

33.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Chambers, Oswald

34.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus

35.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

36.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Disraeli, Benjamin

37.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

38.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

39.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Hall, Manly

40.
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.

41.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

42.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Freeman, Robert

43.
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

44.
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

45.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

46.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great

47.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord

48.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Baldwin, Faith

49.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

50.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant


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