Character Quotes

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Cavett Robert

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

Titus Maccius Plautus

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”

Cavett Robert

No one is more interesting to anybody than is that mysterious character we all call me, which is why self-liberation, self-actualization, self-transcendence, etc., are the most exciting games in town.

Robert Wilson

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Helen Keller

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.

Aristotle

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.

Jim Ramstad

A horse gallops with its lungs, perserveres with its heart, and wins with its character.

Tessio

It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it.

Maria Jeritza

Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred; nor can I detach one duty, like you, from all other duties, and concentrate my forces mechanically on the payment of moneys

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles

Mahatma Gandhi

True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.

Napolon Bonaparte

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

John Adams

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Robert E. Lee

Distance tests a horse's strength. Time reveals a person's character.

Chinese Proverbs

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

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