Character Quotes

Marcus aurelius antoninus - such as are your habitual thoughts, such also...
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. Proposal to reform welfare programs.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca, Epistles
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character - Building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth Galbraith

One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".
Confucius, the confucian analects - when we see men of worth, we should think of...
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Orison Swett Marden
Knowledge is essential to conquest only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment.
Anne Besant
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
Jean nathan mille - through his mastery of storytelling techniques,...
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann von Goethe
It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - From lack of character.
Dag Hammarskjld
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
Antiphanes
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
David Seabury
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
To be a book - Collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
Robertson Davies, "The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks".
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
Donald Creighton
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
Allan Williams
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, Speech on 21 June 1788 urging ratification of the Constitution in New York.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Henry Clay
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
A person without character is just as body without soul.
Ranjan
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein
Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.
Horace Mann
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Johann von Goethe
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee