Character Quotes

  • Character is what you think in the dark.
    Dwight L. Moody
  • Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.
    John Hays Hammond
  • The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.
    Indian proverb
  • When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
    German proverb
  • Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard. It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself.
    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
    Voltaire
  • A man’s character is his fate.
    Heraclitus
  • Character is simply habit long continued.
    Plutarch
  • One can acquire everything in solitude — except character.
    Henri Stendahl
  • Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
    Woodrow Wilson
  • We are what we seem to be.
    Willard Gaylin
  • Our lives teach us who we are.
    Salman Rushdie
  • 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
  • No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
    Juvenal
  • 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
  • All leaders must face some crisis where their own strength of character is the enemy.
    Richard Reeves

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