Character Quotes

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

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

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Aristotle

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Henry Clay

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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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