Character Quotes

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

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

James A. Michener

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

Commitment in the face of conflict produces character.

Unknown

I ask that all Americans demonstrate in their personal and public lives...the high ethical standards that are essential to good character and to the continued success of our nation.

Bill Clinton

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

Dale E. Turner

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one\'s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one\'s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

William James

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

James A. Froude

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

Solon

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

Zig Ziglar

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.

Unknown

Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap adestiny.

Anon xxxx

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, ifone has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

William James

It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men.

Jean De la Bruyere

If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Katherine Hepburn

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

James A Michener 1907

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

Martha Boaz

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

James Allen

When we say a character in my films doesn't function, we mean he doesn't function as a person, but he does function as a character that is, until you take him as a symbol. At that point it is you who are not functioning. Why not simply accept him as a character, without judging him? Accept him for what he is. Accept him as a character in a story, without claiming that he derives or acquires meaning from that story. There may be meanings, but they are different for all of us.

Michelangelo Antonioni
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