Character Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Abigail Van Buren” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aeschylus” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Einstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alfred Adler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Andre Maurois” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ann Landers” float=”none” width=”100%”]The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anne Frank” float=”none” width=”100%”]Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Miller” float=”none” width=”100%”]The jails are full of fearless characters.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Booker T. Washington” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is power.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brandon FLowers” float=”none” width=”100%”]Don’t break character / You’ve got a lot of heart / Is this real or just a dream? / Rise up like the sun / Labor ’til the work is done[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bruce Glassman.” float=”none” width=”100%”]A responsible person always sets a good example for others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bruce Glassman.” float=”none” width=”100%”]Setting a good example is mostly about having your actions reflect on you character-instead of just words.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Calvin Coolidge” float=”none” width=”100%”]Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Cassandra Clare” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chad Everett Gilbert” float=”none” width=”100%”]She said be gentle boy / You show a lack of character / There is no other way this girl is so all about me / I’m sorry I can’t help the way[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Panza” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good character traits are called virtues, and bad ones are called vices.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Panza” float=”none” width=”100%”]Having a good character means that you’re driven to behave in virtuous ways in situations that call for virtuous responses.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Panza” float=”none” width=”100%”]Most people would like to be admirable and not deplorable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Confucius” float=”none” width=”100%”]To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dale Carnegie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Doug Walker” float=”none” width=”100%”]The actor Ryan Reynolds was such a Deadpool fan that he spent years and years to get a faithful version of the character brought to the big screen. And guess what? It seems what made people like him now still makes people like him now![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Doug Walker” float=”none” width=”100%”]This character is not interesting. I’m not gonna act like the original is the best written character, but you felt her pain, you understood her anger, and you cheered for her when things went right because she allowed you to see her most fragile moments.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dr. Wayne W. Dyer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dwayne Carter” float=”none” width=”100%”]That jewelry got you way out your character / Them girls got you way out your character[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dwayne Carter” float=”none” width=”100%”]That money had you too too excited / Them cars had you way out your character[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elihu Burritt” float=”none” width=”100%”]Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elmer G. Letterman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Floyd Dell” float=”none” width=”100%”]As for my character. I believe I behave responsibly. I’m not overly susceptible to girls.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Tashlin” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s no place in business for a man of character. His sincerity could ruin the world![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Douglass” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Georg Christoph Lichtenberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”H. Jackson Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Helen Keller” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henri Frederic Amiel” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Heraclitus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is destiny.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”J. B. Gough” float=”none” width=”100%”]Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”J.C. Watts” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jacqueline Bisset” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Miles” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Austen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Vice leads to difficulty, virtue to reward. Bad characters come to bad ends.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean Paul” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joan Didion” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self respect springs.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe” float=”none” width=”100%”]Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John August” float=”none” width=”100%”]I have all these characters inside my head and they want to live.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John C. Geikie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Osborne” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not true that drink alters a man’s character. It may reveal it more fully.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Wooden” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Wooden” float=”none” width=”100%”]Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]A credible reputation is often considered another name for good character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character becomes good or bad based upon whether people decide to fashion their decisions and choices around or around hate.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good character was founded on a person’s proper interactions with people in things such as harmony, fair play and doing what is in the best interest of all concerned.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]If someone’s character and reputation are fit together like interlocking rings, the part that interlocks is called personality.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whatever we do to make us ‘be better’ (such as through peace and happiness) – and not just ‘feel better’ – represents a good character trait.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Bailey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Your character is who you personally are.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kahlil Gibran” float=”none” width=”100%”]Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lord Chesterfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marcus Tullius Cicero” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Margaret Jensen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is the sum total of all our everyday choices.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martin Luther King” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Maulana Wahiduddin Khan” float=”none” width=”100%”]A responsible person always sets a good example for others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Maulana Wahiduddin Khan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Suppressing one’s anger is a sign of good character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Merritt Stephin Raymond” float=”none” width=”100%”]Two characters been listening all night long / For voices from Nashville above[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Merritt Stephin Raymond” float=”none” width=”100%”]Two characters in search of a country song / Just make believe, but so in love[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Miguel Orlando Collins” float=”none” width=”100%”]Yes I know her when I see her anywhere / Her attitude and character always gone clear[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mohandas K. Gandhi” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nicholas Sparks” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nueve” float=”none” width=”100%”]Hate me all you want / Call me out for fun / I ain’t compromising character, I bet that’s what you want[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Orison Sweet Marden” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Goldie” float=”none” width=”100%”]No magic is required to build a positive personality. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Goldie” float=”none” width=”100%”]The key to success lies in having a strong personality.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Goldie” float=”none” width=”100%”]The personality trait is also a key determinant of good leadership.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Plutarch” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is simply habit long continued.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Quentin Tarantino” float=”none” width=”100%”]Just because you are a character doesn’t mean that you have character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is higher than intellect.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rita Mero” float=”none” width=”100%”]I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Green Ingersoll” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronald Millar” float=”none” width=”100%”]A spy has no character; he merely assumes one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sarah Vaughan” float=”none” width=”100%”]To me he’s a fabulous character / (He’s near and I glow) / A fabulous character / (And I love him so)[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shaquille Oneal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sibylle Durian” float=”none” width=”100%”]Money destroys your character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susan K. Maciak” float=”none” width=”100%”]A person of good character is unlikely to do something unethical, immoral or illegal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susan K. Maciak” float=”none” width=”100%”]A person’s reputation most often comes from his or her character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susan K. Maciak” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good character is having the will power to avoid behavior that would embarrass or reflect negatively on you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susan K. Maciak” float=”none” width=”100%”]Honesty, integrity and courage are all examples of good character.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Theodore Roosevelt” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas B. Macaulay” float=”none” width=”100%”]The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Paine” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is much easier kept than recovered.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Paine” float=”none” width=”100%”]Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vince Lombardi” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is just another word for having a perfectly disciplined and educated will. A person can make his own character by blending these elements with an intense desire to achieve excellence. Everyone is different in what I will call magnitude, but the capacity to achieve character is still the same.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Zig Ziglar” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ability can take you the top, but it takes character to keep you there.[/wpsm_quote]