Character Quotes

Charlotte Eriksson

Being passionate about something is the most beautiful characteristic you can develop.. Charlotte Eriksson
Being passionate about something is the most beautiful characteristic you can develop.

Omar Sharif

They didn't accept me theory - not a theory, but just a thought I had about this character. I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.

Rajendra Ojha

You are hard character of mine and I am soft character of yours. Practically saying you are like ice and I am like water. So how can Ice and water be different. If we understand their eternal characters we come to know that they are same i.e. H^2 0 (water) . Only the way of their uses are different but both have same goals.

Dorothy Parker

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

Wendelin Van Draanen

It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.

Charles Chaplin

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

Abigail Van Buren

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

Julie Garwood

A woman can't do anything about her appearance. Either she's pretty or she isn't. But her character is quite another matter.

G.A. Henty

Our long wanderings have made a man out of him, too. They have not only strengthened his frame and hardened his constitution, but they have given stability to his character. He is thoughtful and prudent, and his advice will always be valuable, while of his courage I have no doubt.

Mahatma Gandhi

Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics
Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.

Cornelia Funke

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

Michelle Richmond

It's rather disconcerting to sit around a table in a critique of someone else's work, only to realize that the antagonist in the story is none other than yourself, and no one present thinks you're a very likable character.

Ruth Rendell

I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and
People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and Integrity opens the door. Your character allows others to see you for who you truly are. Make your first impression a lasting impression. Ironically it may be your last impression

Don Roff

Love it when a compelling new character kicks open your mental door, tracks mud across your brain, and props their feet up on your cerebrum.

Jim George

Your responsibility is to not question God’s actions or what looks like a lack of action. Your obligation is to count on God’s character.

Sanhita Baruah

To write is to reveal oneself.
When I write something, fiction or non-fiction, I do not expect you to accept what I write, nor to agree with what I propose.
I expect you to spend at least a tenth of a second to think about it - may be not about the characters, nor about the piece, but at least about the idea.

Simona Panova

Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.

Jim George

The Christian life means putting off the character of the world and putting on the character of Christ.

Evan Meekins

it's through the simple things in life, through its games, when our minds mature the most and we grow knowledgeable. It's also when the cloth masks of our outer, false personalities are torn asunder, and we are able to see every last blemish of a man's genuine character that they hide beneath... no matter how dark or obscene it may be.

Michelle M. Pillow

People should know better than to be an ass in front of writers. We immortalize things. Lots of things. And we take liberties with character descriptions.

Maxwell Maltz

Times will change for the better when you change.

James Chartrand

Realize that by hurting your own characters, you are not a sadist. You are not deliberately hurting your loved ones merely to watch them suffer. You’re giving a gift. You’re helping them grow and develop. Your characters take on deeper meaning to become more alive on your pages. They’ll become real.

Sol Luckman

The Adventure called and I followed with my thumb like a character being written by an intractable author. Which, of course, I was.

Jonathan Franzen

When I'm writing I don't want anyone else in the room - including myself.

Jim George

Choose your words carefully. They reveal your inner character.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's
Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's ahead, then hold back the words, and let silence speak.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People become desensitized to many things going on around them. It is because they always see it on the tv, hear it on the radio, read or watch it on the internet, hear about it at work etc. Then immoral acts are tuned to a deaf ear. Then no one wants to take action or speak up for what's right. Break the cycle and have moral character.

Hilari Bell

In his opinion, working was vastly overrated. Particularly as a way to build character, for everyone who engaged in it was far too snappish and fussy, and seemed to have no manners at all.

Orrin Woodward

Quality of work is directly related to the quality of a person's character.

Sharad Vivek Sagar

Be a Person. Not a Resumé.

Christian D. Larson

Never permit circumstances to change your plans, but give so much character to your plans that they will change circumstances. Give so much character to the current of your work that all things will be drawn into that current, and that which at first was but a tiny rivulet, will thus be swelled into a mighty, majestic stream.

Kale Burton

Confidence is a pencil best sharpened with paper.

Richelle E. Goodrich

You are here to make a difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other.

Joan Didion

Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs.

Nicholas Sparks

In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.

John Wooden

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.

Harper Lee

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

John C. Maxwell

Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.

Fred Rogers

Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.

Justin Cronin

Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.

D.L. Moody

The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust is always a good idea. For someone else.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

That wasn't love; that was stupidity.

Ludwig Feuerbach

I would rather be a devil in alliance with truth, than an angel in alliance with falsehood.

George Eliot

People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.. George Eliot
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.

Jane Austen

It has sunk him, I cannot say how much it has sunk him in my opinion. So unlike what a man should be!-None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that distain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life.

Robert Frost

They would not find me changed from him they knew - Only more sure of all I thought was true.

Gary Hopkins

You are the most influential person in your life. You can embrace your strengths or give away your power. The choice is yours.

John Stuart Mill

A person whose desires and impulses are his own - are the expression of his own nature, as it has been developed and modified by his own culture - is said to have a character. One whose desires and impulses are not his own, has no character, no more than a steam-engine has character…

Harry S. Truman

Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.

Michael Bassey Johnson

There's a big difference on being wise and being crafty. The former is the attribute of God, and the latter is that of Satan.


The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

It is the character of the road you travel gives you wisdom not the length of the road!

Bamigboye Olurotimi

The best of your life could be the rest of your life, if you decide it will be so.

Unarine Ramaru

Wisdom along with maturity is self understanding and defining one's character through reasoning in a circumstance.

Bazil Patel

I have a bad reputation because I play evil from the outside but if you get closer I hide heaven inside me❤ ❤

Jennifer DeLucy

You don't have to be beautiful to be shallow. You needn't be small or weak to be a coward. Shitty personalities come in surprising packages and anybody can be an asshole. So value the good ones, whoever they are. Recognize them when you see them and don't let them go.

Marcus Aurelius

Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.

Rachel Ward

I was tired of being me.

Gregory Maguire

Indeed, she often wondered if she were dead, or dying from the inside out, and that was the root of her calm, the reason she could surrender her character.

Richard G. Scott

Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master.

Kim Clement

God doesn't act like the Church. No, instead, the Church must act like God.

Austin Fischer

The character of Jesus is the character of God. God would never do something Jesus would find morally reprehensible, so if you can’t find it in Jesus, then you really ought to think twice before you claim you’ve found it in God.

Jim George

Be a peacemaker but never at the expense of your character or God’s standards.

Ravi Zacharias

Perfection, then, is not a change in the essential character but the completion of a course. This is precisely what Jesus must have meant when he admonished his disciples and us to 'be perfect,' as our Heavenly Father is perfect.

Anthony Liccione

Let me be me, or let me be.

John Burroughs

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.

Ludwig Feuerbach

The power of thought is the light of knowledge, the power of will is the energy of character, the power of heart is love. Reason, love and power of will are perfections of man.

Laura Linney

To be too knowing is a downfall.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

A new you can still emerge from the old you.

Jane Austen

There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.

Theodore Roosevelt

To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Howard W. Hunter

At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles."

(Young India, 22 October 1925)

N.T. Wright

Unless a person can give reasons, there is, literally, no reason why anyone else should take that person seriously. But without reasons, all we are left with is emotional blackmail. We sometimes call it 'moral blackmail,' but it has nothing to do with morals, only with the implied juvenile threat of having a tantrum unless everyone else gives in.

Henry Mosquera

There’s no better way to get to know a city than to walk its streets. A place will reveal its soul through its sights, sounds and smells, and eventually, it’ll teach you its rhythm.

Saru Singhal

Your behavior is the testimony of your character.

Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

Kristiane Backer

God does not expect of us what we cannot do, but He does
expect what we can do’.

Myles Munroe

Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.

Myles Munroe

A woman may be beautiful but have poor character. A man may be a business genius, making money left and right, but lack common courtesy, sensitivity, and compassion.

Stephen R. Covey

...people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well.

Oscar Wilde


To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.

Garey Gordon

In essence, we are deeper than being; we are character, which contains the conscious forces of love, justice, kindness, faith, and forgiveness.

Unarine Ramaru

The sad reality of Mankind: Faith is the currency people trade in, through their ego and selfish ways.

Tom Clancy

Courage was not something one picked out of the air. It was something like a bank account. You could withdraw only so much before it was necessary to stop, to take the time to make new deposits.

Elizabeth George

Our actions, habits, character, and future are most definitely affected by our thoughts.

Django Wexler

Besides it's not as though the prisoner can truly die, any more than a character in a novel can. You can always flip back to the first page, can't you?

Emily Flim

Well written novels are penned by authors who have a unique and personal ardor for their story. They fabricate the phrases of their mind into a voice and thus a character is born.

Heinrich Mann

Für den neuen Herrn, der die Zügel des Betriebes in seine feste Hand genommen hatte, mußten doch ohne weiteres neue Unternehmungen eintreten, die Erfolge warteten auf ihn, die Ereignisse hatten sich seiner Persönlichkeit anzupassen!...

Vince Lombardi

We live in an age fit for heroes. No time has ever offered such perils or prizes. Man can provide a full life for humanity – or he can destroy himself with the problems he has created. The test of this century will be whether man confuses the growth of wealth and power with the growth of spirit and character.…

Unarine Ramaru

There isn't a soul in this universe with the same gifts, strength, level of intelligence and as good as yourself!

Michael Bassey Johnson

It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your
It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

Sometimes we hold on to the good and the better for a very long time that we don't even know when we allowed the best to slip away from our hands.

Nouman Ali Khan

The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim.

Bill Courtney

It is never too late to show true character.

Ellen J. Barrier

On the left side of a strong woman, stands a strong man; he is strengthened by her character.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

When your cause is noble, you shall never know fear.

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