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430 Greatest Quotes About Character


It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. Aeschylus
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. Theodore Roosevelt
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
When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future. Jules Verne
We can't control the impressions others form about us, and the effort to do so only debases our character. Epictetus
Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for. Ronald Reagan
The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good. George Orwell
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. John Locke
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles. Friedrich Nietzsche
We all are men, in our own natures frail, and capable of our flesh; few are angels. William Shakespeare
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
For me, I really feel like a character when I look like them. Blake Lively
There certainly was some great mismanagement in the education of those two young men. One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it. Jane Austen
Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person. Robin Williams
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer
Character isn't developed when we get what we want. Character is developed when we don't get what we want. Joyce Meyer
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
There is much to be done, there is much that can be done... one person of integrity can make a difference. Elie Wiesel
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character. Tony Robbins
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better. Socrates
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one. Aristotle
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition. Sigmund Freud
Non-fiction, and in particular the literary memoir, the stylised recollection of personal experience, is often as much about character and story and emotion as fiction is. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. Aristotle
Clothing is the first step to building a character. Sylvester Stallone
Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me. William James
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. Helen Keller
In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love. Saint Augustine
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are. George Eliot
Mental toughness is a state of mind - you could call it 'character in action.'. Vince Lombardi
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have. Marva Collins
We are put in situations to build our character... not destroy us. Nick Vujicic
All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Sophocles
The greatest possesion of man is character. Marcus Garvey
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
Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do 'Nothing' for you. Mother Teresa
Many good people mistake their reputation for their character. It is a mistake I have made many, many times. John McCain
If you're gonna let the character be the story, you better set a tone that allows the actors to do the best work they can do. Leonardo DiCaprio
Bad company corrupts good character. Menander
Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Vince Lombardi
Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don't have. Anthony Bourdain
How hard you work at correcting your faults reveals your character. John Wooden