Character Quotes

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.
Horace Mann
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - The hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
John Locke

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca, Epistles
J. s. habgood - movements born in hatred very quickly take on the...
Common - Sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

A person without character is just as body without soul.
Ranjan
Mahatma gandhi - there are seven sins in the world: wealth without...
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
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".
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them.
Malcolm Forbes
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only he himself can damage that. His reputations what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
John Ballantine Gough
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln
A rich man has no need of character.
Hebrew Prove
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
John Locke
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Sow an act... reap a habit Sow a habit... reap a character Sow a character... reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardman
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
There is no leveler like Christianity, but it levels by lifting all who receive it to the lofty table - Land of a true character and of undying hope both for this world and the next.
Johathan Edwards
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
Character is what can do without success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James Albert Michene
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character - Building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
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
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Kahlil Gibran
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.
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
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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