Character Quotes

Aristotle - character is that which reveals moral purpose,...
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them.
Malcolm Forbes

Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Philip Dormer Chesterfield
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves.
Benjamin Franklin
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, The Confucian Analects
Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.
Rose Dorothy Freeman

Ralph waldo emerson - the peril of every fine faculty is the delight of...
George dana boardman - sow an act... reap a habit sow a habit... reap a...
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
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
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
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Herbert Spence
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
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
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
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
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
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
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
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
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Stendhal
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James Albert Michene
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
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
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
In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.
Henry David Thoreau
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
Claiborne Pell
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
Character is what you are in the dark.
American Prove