Character Quotes

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In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch

A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Sir James Glove
Certainly it is a world of scarcity. But the scarcity is not confined to iron ore and available land. The most constricting scarcities are those of character and personality.
William R Allen
Johann von goethe - talents are best nurtured in solitude character...
Richard hofstadte - the delicate thing about the university is that...

Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
Allan Williams
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant
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
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
Donald Creighton
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
Anon.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein
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".
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington
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 you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
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 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
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
Franklin P. Adams
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
Working hard overcomes a who lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Marsha Evans
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Stendhal
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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
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