Character Quotes

Henry david thoreau - the universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin...
Character is power.
Booker T. Washington

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
Antiphanes
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character - Building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth Galbraith
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
Michael Caine, www. aint - It - Cool - News. com
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Author Unknown

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims: The Comic, 1876
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood
Elmer g. letterman - personality can open doors, but only character...
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden
Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
John Stuart Mill
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes, Knights, 424 B. C.
American prove - character is what you are in the dark....
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...
Samuel Smiles
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. ... He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
Jean Nathan Mille
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude - Except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.
Macleod
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.
Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.
Elias Boudinot
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
Franklin P. Adams
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them.
Malcolm Forbes
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
Sow and act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap destiny.
Frances E. Willard
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.....
Douglas Noel Adams
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt
Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf