Quotes on Character

Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone happy is the most lonely person.
~ Author Unknown
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You don't have to be positive all the time. It's perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn't make you a negative person. It makes you human.
~ Lori Deschene
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I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
~ Elon Musk
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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
~ John Wooden
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
~ John Wooden
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Character is much easier kept than recovered.
~ Thomas Paine
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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
~ Stendhal
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Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for.
~ Robert Quillen
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It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered.
~ Aeschylus
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You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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The ultimate measures of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King
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The resistance that you fight in the gym & the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
~ David Hume
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Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
~ Albert Einstein
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There is a good side and a bad side to most people, and in accordance with your own character and disposition you will bring out one of them and the other will remain a sealed book to you.
~ Mark Twain
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
~ Confucius
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller
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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
~ Khalil Gibran
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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
~ Henry Clay
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Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
~ George Santayana
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Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
~ Zig Ziglar
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Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
~ Faith Baldwin
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When you judge a woman by her appearance, it doesn't define her, it defines you.
~ Steve Maraboli
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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
~ Immanuel Kant
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
~ Horace Mann
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The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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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
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A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
~ Mark Twain
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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
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Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
~ Elbert Hubbard
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People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
~ Wayne Walter Dyer
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Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
~ Thomas Paine
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A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
~ Paul Leonard Newman
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
~ Albert Einstein
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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
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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
~ Socrates
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People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.
~ Joyce Meyer
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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
~ W. Somerset Maugham
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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 'To rise above little things'.
~ John Burroughs
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Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
~ Charles Chaplin
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It is better to be alone than in bad company.
~ George Washington
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~ Mark Twain
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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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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
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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
~ John Wooden
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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
~ Maya Angelou
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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
~ Albert Einstein
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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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
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
~ Albert Einstein
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It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered.
~ Aeschylus
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