Character Quotes

It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible

Mark Twain

If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow.

T. Richard Chase

What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.

Augustus William Hare

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

Helen Keller

Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initiated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature's heart of Darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.

Camille Paglia

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force

Voltaire

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, imagine you are a person with a level 2 strength of character and attitude looking at a level 5 problem. Would this problem appear to be big or little? From a level 2 perspective, a level 5 problem would seem like a big problem. Now imagine youíve grown yourself and become a level 8 person. Would the same level 5 problem be a big problem or a little problem? Magically, the identical problem is now a little problem Finally, imagine that youíve really worked hard on yourself and become a level 10 person. Now, is this same level 5 problem a big problem or a little problem? The answer is that itís no problem. It doesnít even register in your brain as a problem. Thereís no negative energy around it. Itís just a normal occurrence to handle, like brushing your teeth or getting dressed

T. Harv Eker

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny

Tryon Edwards

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Unknown

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can we expect a harvest of thought who have not had a seedtime of character?

Henry David Thoreau

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.

Abigail Van Buren

Show class, have pride and display character.If you do, winning takes care of itself.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

Never does a man portray his character more vividly than his proclaiming the character to another.

Winston Churchill

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.

Charles de Gaulle

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Henry Clay

Character, like a kettle, once mended, always requires repairs.

Unknown

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.

Katherine Hepburn

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine
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