Character Quotes

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
Henry david thoreau - the character inherent in the american people has...

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
Allan Williams
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

We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - The hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
John Locke
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Aristotle, nichomachean ethics - to enjoy the things we ought and to hate the...
Helen kelle - character can not be developed in ease and quiet....
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
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
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
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
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
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.
Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto p. 74 (pb 93)
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt
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".
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
A rich man has no need of character.
Hebrew Prove
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
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James Albert Michene
You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande