Character Quotes

H. jackson browne, p. s. i love you - our character is what we do when we think no one...
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Herbert Spence

The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.
Macleod
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
Jennifer jones - if you could choose one characteristic that would...
Anne besant - knowledge is essential to conquest only according...

Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Orison Swett Marden
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks
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".
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
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
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
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
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
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Charles Reade
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
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
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
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
Character is what you are in the dark.
American Prove
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
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Anonymous
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
I Ching
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
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
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
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
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Stendhal
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
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
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
J. S. Habgood
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
Donald Creighton
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson