Character Quotes

Helen kelle - character cannot be developed in ease and quiet....
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

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
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 part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson

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
Character is what you are in the dark.
American Prove
George santayana,
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
R. C. Samsel
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.
John Ashcroft
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
Ralph waldo emerson - character is what can do without success....
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Watch your thoughts they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
Patrick Overton
Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.
Rose Dorothy Freeman
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
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
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes, Knights, 424 B. C.
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Anonymous
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
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
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
One can acquire everything in solitude - Except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
William Golding
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".
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann von Goethe
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
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
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
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
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
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal