Character Quotes

Franklin p. adams - the best part of the fiction in many novels is...
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal
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
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Sir James Glove

Elihu burritt - forming characters! whose? our own or others?...
Eleanor roosevelt, my day - people grow through experience if they meet life...
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden
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
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
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 farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Kelle
What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
Warren Bennis
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - The hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
John Locke
History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.
Lord John Whorfin
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
Richard Hofstadte
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant
One can acquire everything in solitude - Except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.....
Douglas Noel Adams
Character is what you are when no one is looking.
Unknown
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
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
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes, Knights, 424 B. C.
During my eighty - Seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
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
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Seneca, Epistles
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande