Character Quotes

Henry david thoreau - we are armed with language adequate to describe...
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
Marsha evans - working hard overcomes a who lot of other...
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
Norman Douglas
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
Richard Harris
Johann von goethe - character, in great and little things, means...
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
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity.
Alexander Hamilton
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
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.
W. Somerset Maugham
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Orison Swett Marden
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 cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Kelle
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them.
Malcolm Forbes
Character is power.
Booker T. Washington
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
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
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande
I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character.
Charles Barkley, "they said it" in Sports Illustrated
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
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".
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 farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
John Locke