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Quotations on Character - Quotations and Proverbs on Character

  1. Character is what you are in the dark. – Dwight L. Moody
  2. Character is a long-standing habit. – Plutarch
  3. Character is destiny. – Heraclitus
  4. Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. – Woodrow Wilson
  5. Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. – Alphonse Karr
  6. Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed is lost, something is the stormy billows of the world. - Goethe
  7. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost! – Anonymous
  8. The end of all knowledge must be building of character. – M. K. Gandhi
  9. Character, not brain, will count at the crucial moment. – Rabindranath Tagore
  10. A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s. – Jean Paul Richter
  11. A man’s reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is. – Jack Miner
  12. The discipline of desire is the background of character. – John Locke
  13. The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. – Thomas C. Haliburton
  14. History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances. – Donald Creighton
  15. The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. – Thomas B. Macaulay
  16. It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out. – Alexander Pope
  17. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. – Abraham Lincoln
  18. Character is a diamond which scratches every other stone. – Barfoe
  19. Character is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln
  20. Son an act, and you reap a habit, sow a habit and you reap a character, sow a character and you reap a destiny. - G. Boardman
  21. You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise. – Seneca
  22. There is no substitute for beauty of mind and strength of character. – J. Allen

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