Character Quotes

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If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. Proposal to reform welfare programs.
Richard Milhous Nixon

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Sir James Glove
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
Claiborne Pell
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.
Horace Mann
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson
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Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides
During my eighty - Seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Henry Clay
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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.
Janet Jackson
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only he himself can damage that. His reputations what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
John Ballantine Gough
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Herbert Spence
It is the highest form of self - Respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - From lack of character.
Dag Hammarskjld
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
Franklin P. Adams
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal
The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way.
Marquis de Sade
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann von Goethe
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick - Sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.
John Keats
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage - Earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
Pope Pius XI
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey