Character Quotes

We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life.

Jacqueline Bisset

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?

Chuck Palahniuk

This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

Daniel Webster

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.


It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.

Charles Horton Cooley

Mankind is made up of inconsistencies, and no man acts invariably up to his predominant character. The wisest man sometimes acts weakly, and the weakest sometimes wisely.

Lord Chesterfield

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When you heard that a mountain was moved, believe it; but when you hear that someone changed his character do not believe it.

Arabian Proverb

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.

Theodore Parker

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


Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest.

Thomas John Barnardo

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

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases

John Adams

If you are inclined to leave your character solitary for any considerable length of time, better question yourself. Fiction is association, not

A B Guthrie Jr
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