Character Quotes

Dr. dale e. turne - it is the highest form of self - respect to admit...
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects

Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Ricthe - we learn our virtues from our friends who love...
Theodore roosevelt - a vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends...

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but 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 to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.
Samuel Smiles
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
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".
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
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine
If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. Proposal to reform welfare programs.
Richard Milhous Nixon
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. ... He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
Jean Nathan Mille
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann von Goethe
Character is what can do without success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage - Earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
Pope Pius XI
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 not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.
Rose Dorothy Freeman
A rich man has no need of character.
Hebrew Prove
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
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Anonymous
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
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
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
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
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay
Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Ka
Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
Herbert Mitgang
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
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
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero