Character Quotes

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

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.

Aristotle

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

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

To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self.

William Wordsworth

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

If we have violated any law, it was not done intentionally. We have injured no man's reputation, character, person, or property.We were meeting together to preserve ourselves, our wives, and our children from utter degradation and starvation.

George Loveless
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