Character Quotes

Character Quotes

Character Quotes: A Unique Collection of Quotes About Character.

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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



A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's. -Jean Paul



One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them. -Proverb



When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. -Confucius



Character is like the foundation of a house; it's below the surface.



We each decide whether to make ourselves learned or ignorant, compassionate or cruel, generous or miserly. No one forces us. No one decides for us, no one drags us along one path or the other. We are responsible for what we are. -Moses Maimonides



People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. -Ralph Waldo Emerson



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



Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. -Anne Frank



Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. -Will Rogers



The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. -Thomas B. Macaulay



People who fight fire with fire end up with only the ashes of their own integrity. -Michael Josephson



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. -Anne Frank



Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.


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. -Helen Keller



Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.



The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. -Confucius



Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. -George Bernard Shaw



Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. -Albert Einstein


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. -Helen Keller



Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.



Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.



Character is much easier kept than recovered. -Thomas Paine



A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.



Love never fails. Character never quits. And with patience and persistence, dreams do come true. -Pete Maravich



Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. -Albert Einstein



The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.



Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work. -Orison Swett Marden



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. -André Maurois



Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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