Character Quotes II

By | July 4, 2009

Character Quotes and Sayings

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness. ~ Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou. ~ Akhenaton

You can’t truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character. ~ Source Unknown

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market. ~ E.M. Bounds

Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates weak ones. ~ Darrell Royal

You must look into people, as well as at them. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do. ~ Norman Douglas

My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur. ~ Earl of Arran

As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers. ~ William Blake

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

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be. ~ Thomas Carlyle

As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character. ~ Emma Dunham Kelley

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

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality belonging equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. ~ James F. Cooper

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

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. ~ Buddha

If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will. ~ John Atkinson

Persons with weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits. ~ Thomas Hardy

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

See a person’s actions. Observe his motives. Examine in what things he rests. How can a person conceal his character? How can a person conceal his character? ~ Confucius

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. ~ Confucius

Never does a man portray his character more vividly than his proclaiming the character of another. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has some day to cry aloud on the house-tops. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. ~ Fred Astaire

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it. ~ Akhenaton Quotes

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. ~ Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

The foundation of excellence lies in self-control. ~ H.L. Baugher

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