Friday, April 5, 2013

Example of Character Quotes

Character is what a man is in the dark.
-- Dwight L. Moody

A man's character is his fate.
-- Heraclitus

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

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
-- Billy Graham

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
-- Charles Spurgeon

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-- John Wooden

Character is more important than talent.
-- Edwin Louis Cole

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
-- Cesar Chavez

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
-- James Allen

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
-- Thomas Paine

Even more character quotes to help you:
Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus.
-- E. Stanley Jones

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

I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
--Brigham Young

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
-- Booker T. Washington

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
-- Epictetus

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
-- Stevie Wonder

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
-- Dwight L. Moody

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
-- Heraclitus

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
-- Ralph W. Sockman

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
-- Albert Einstein

Still need more character quotes to get the picture a bit better:
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
-- Napoleon Hill

Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.
-- Xun Zi

Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
-- Gary Ryan Blair

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
-- Oswald Chambers

Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
-- Baruch Spinoza

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
-- Bruce Lee

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
-- Albert Einstein

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
-- Aristotle

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
-- Katharine Hepburn

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
-- Thomas Paine

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
-- Zig Ziglar

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
-- George Washington

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Could leave you without adding some more excellent character quotes:
The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
-- Walter Annenberg

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
-- Zig Ziglar

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
-- Charles de Gaulle

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
-- Mark Twain

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
-- George Washington

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
-- Richard M. Nixon

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
-- William James

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
-- Charlie Chaplin

Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
-- Oswald Chambers

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
-- Phillips Brooks

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
-- Og Mandino

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
-- John Locke

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
-- Charlie Chaplin

Character is simply habit long continued.
-- Plutarch

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
-- Billy Graham

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
-- John Wooden

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

After reading all of these character quotes you must have picked up something that makes you see what is required of a woman or man to have an outstanding character. Put this into practice and you will see magnificent changes in other areas of your life as well.


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