Character Quotes

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Abigail Van Buren

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters
Albert Einstein

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Ayn Rand

Choices determine character.
Brandon Mull

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Charlie Chaplin

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Brontë

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.
Criss Jami

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

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
George Washington

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

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.
John Burroughs

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
John Wooden

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.
Joyce Meyer

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
Maya Angelou

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Napoleon Hill

In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.
Nicholas Sparks

You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
Paul McCartney

A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
Paul Newman

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Ronald Reagan

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
Sigmund Freud

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Socrates

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Tony Robbins

What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Thomas A. Edison

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
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