Character Quotes

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.

Henry David Thoreau

In everyone there is something precious, found in no-one else; so honour each man for what is hidden within him-- for what he alone has, and none of his fellows.

Hasidic Saying

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

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

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

Woodrow Wilson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Jean De la Bruyere

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

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

James A. Froude

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.

Unknown

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.

Frank Outlaw

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

James A Michener 1907

Never allow the integrity of your own way of seeing things and saying things to be swamped by the influence of amaster, however great.

George P. Lathrop

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

Katherine Hepburn

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

Woodrow T. Wilson

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

James A. Michener

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

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

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

You can't build a reputation on what you're GOING to do.

Henry Ford

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

Solon

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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