Character Quotes

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me

(Psalm 51:10)

Your CHARACTER is your own handiwork.

-B.C. Forbes-

What is a man’s first duty? The answer’s brief: To be himself.

-Henrik Ibsen-

Character is what you are in the dark


Character is what you  when nobody is looking

-Henry Huffman-

The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character.

-Emma Dunhan Kelly-

The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.

-Abigail Van Buren-

Character is the interpretation of habits.

-John Dewey-

Character is simply habits long continued.


Education has for its objects the formation of character.

-Herbert Spencer-

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-

There is no better indication of a man’s character than the company which he keeps.


People seems not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.


Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.

-Faith Baldwin-

Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.


Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!

-Luigi Pirandello-

Talent is formed in quiet retreat, character in the headlong rush of life.


Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

-Henry Clay-

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.

-Woodrow Wilson-

In this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.


Parents can only give good advice or put them (children) on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

-Anne Frank-


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