Character Quotes

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

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

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.

Robert Quillen

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

The most vital test of a man's character is not how he behaves after success, but how he sustains defeat.

Raymond Moley
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