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

Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
Herbert Mitgang
Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Charles Reade
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
Robert J. Shiller, Irrational Exuberance
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
John Locke

Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
J. S. Habgood
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
Johann von goethe - character develops itself in the stream of life....
Character is what can do without success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Stendhal
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
Phillips brooks - character may be manifested in the great moments,...
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
Richard Hofstadte
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy - One.
Richard M. Devos
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes
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
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.
Anon.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.
Horace Mann
Working hard overcomes a who lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Marsha Evans
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann von Goethe
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James Albert Michene
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes, Knights, 424 B. C.
In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
Michael Monahan
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Sow an act... reap a habit Sow a habit... reap a character Sow a character... reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardman
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
Allan Williams
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Ka
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Douglas Adams, "Mostly Harmless".