Character Quotes

Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
George santayana,

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
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
Sow an act... reap a habit Sow a habit... reap a character Sow a character... reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardman
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Ka
Dag hammarskjld - it is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from...
Benjamin franklin - whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of...
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)
I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character.
Woodrow Wilson
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
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menande
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt
Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
Herbert Mitgang
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Marie Stendhal
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
Richard Harris
You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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".
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Prove
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - The hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
John Locke
The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.
Macleod
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Anonymous
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
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 conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character - Building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth Galbraith