Character Quotes

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine

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
Antiphanes - poverty is the schoolmaster of character....
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
Character builds slowly but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt
Gen. h. norman schwarzkopf - leadership is a combination of strategy and...
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Ka
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
Antonin Scalia
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
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
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
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
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them.
Malcolm Forbes
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
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
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Orison Swett Marden
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
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".
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Ricthe
I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Herbert Spence
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
Sow an act... reap a habit Sow a habit... reap a character Sow a character... reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardman
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 influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.
Macleod
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Henry Clay
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius