Character Quotes

John stuart mill - solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is...
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.
W. Somerset Maugham

In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character the multitude pass us by like a distant army.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richte
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
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Aristophanes
What made the deepest impression upon you? inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, when you stood in the presence of the Falls of Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders? - - - - The thing that stuck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls, Lincoln responded with the characteristic deliberation, was where in the world did all that water come from?
Author Unknown

Kurt vonnegut, hocus pocus - another flaw in the human character is that...
Plutarch - in words are seen the state of mind and character...
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character.
Woodrow Wilson
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Sir James Glove
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson
The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
Henry David Thoreau
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - Putting together all their yesterdays - And averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - It is worse than a large family - He is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau
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".
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
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
Anon.
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
Henry David Thoreau
Our view... is that it is an essential characteristic of experimentation that it is carried out with limited resources, and an essential part of the subject of experimental design to ascertain how these should be best applied; or, in particular, to which causes of disturbance care should be given, and which ought to be deliberately ignored.
Sir Ronald A. Fishe
In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.
Henry David Thoreau
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
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".
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick - Sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.
John Keats
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
You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
R. C. Samsel
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
A rich man has no need of character.
Hebrew Prove
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