Quotes About Character

Your character is you! It is a true representation of your traits, values, habbits and personality in general. In other words, it is a representation of who you truly are. Character is so important that it will most probably determine our fate and success. It is not about what we do in life, but what we are inside as a person. You will find this great truth about our characters described in quotes and sayings that follow. There are so many quotes and sayings about character. I have tried to collect only the ones that helped me understand the importance of character. Enjoy them!

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"Character is destiny." Heraclitus

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life." Walter Anderson

"You become what you think about most of the time." Brian Tracy

"Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming." Jim Rohn

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

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught." J. C. Watts

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

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

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epictetus

"Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean." Aldous Leonard Huxley

"Sports do not build character. They reveal it." Broun Heywood

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's." Jean Paul Richter

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Theodor Seuss Geisel

"Character is perfectly educated will." Novalis

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

"Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming." Jim Rohn

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln

"Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Aldous Leonard Huxley

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

"The man that makes a character, makes foes." Edward Young

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." Charles DuBois

"One can acquire everything in solitude except character." Marie-Henri Beyle

"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

"First we make our habits, then our habits make us." Charles C. Noble

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self." Aristotle

"We are all something, but none of us are everything." Blaise Pascal

"Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables." Spanish Proverb

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Aldous Leonard Huxley

"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself -- the invisible, nevitable battles inside all of us -- that's where it's at." Jesse Owens

"I have met the enemy...and it is ME!" Unknown author

"We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be." Anne Lamott

"The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals." Henry David Thoreau

"You create your own universe, as you go along!" Winston Churchill

"I often feel, and ever more deeply I realise, that fate and character are the same conception." Novalis

"Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only we may choose our character." Liam Thomas Ryder

"You are an original that can't be duplicated! Embrace that and celebrate your uniqueness because God does." Debra Roberts

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries." John Albert Michener

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

"When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." Confucius

"There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose." William M. Bulger

"Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him." James Allen

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life." James G. Bilkey

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung

"Whenever two people meet there are six present. There is the man as he sees himself, each as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is." William James

"It would be a good thing if man concerned himself more with the history of his nature than with the history of his deeds" Friedric Hebbel

"The things that we love tell us what we are." St. Thomas Aquinas

"The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore not to find out who you are, seek to determine who you want to be." Unknown author


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