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

-Dwight.L.Moody-

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.

-Plutarch-

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.

-Machiavelli-

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

-Emerson-

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.

-Tacitus-

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.

-Goethe-

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.

-Henry.W.Longfellow-

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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