Character Quotes

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Henry Clay

To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.

Aristotle

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

Theodore Roosevelt

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

Unknown

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

James A. Froude

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

Japanese Proverb

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.

Unknown

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

Thomas Paine

Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle.

Martha Boaz

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character

Otto Bauer

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character.

Emile Durkheim

You fall in love with personality but you live with character.

Unknown

Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war; for sure I am, if this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance, in a just cause, to any power

George Washington

Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps develop character - if given often enough, early enough, and low enough

Unknown

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

Henry Clay

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our

George Matthew Adams

We sow our thoughts and reap our actions. We sow our actions and reap our habits. We sow our habits and reap our character. We sow our character, and we reap our destiny.

Unknown

To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.

Mark Twain

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.

John Luther
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