Character Quotes and Sayings - Page 2



Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Anonymous

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.
Anonymous

Character is destiny.
Heraclitus

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

A man of great common sense and good taste, – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

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

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

But rules cannot substitute for character.
Alan Greenspan

No artist’s work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character.
Charlotte Saunders Cushman

Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
Lord Chesterfield

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Elbert Hubbard

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.
John W. Holt, Jr.

Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.
Robert Freeman

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

One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
L. Estrange

A person’s character is what it is. It’s a little like a marriage – only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet.
Henrik Hertzberg

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus

In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
Samuel Osgood

The force of character is cumulative.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is the only secure foundation of the state.
Calvin Coolidge

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.
Elias Boudinot

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

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin

Character is a victory, not a gift.
Anonymous

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else’s traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man’s character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Benjamin Disraeli

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles

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