53 Best Character Quotes To Grow Your Moral Quality

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Character refers to the sum of the qualities and characteristics of a person which sets him apart from others. It defines who we are. So it is our responsibility to make our character good. Here are some best quotes about character, which will help you to improve your character and present an excellent character to others.

Best Quotes About Character

1. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ― August Wilson

2. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ― Sophocles

3. “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney

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4. “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

5. “A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.” ― Charlie Chaplin

6. “A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

7. “Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.” ― Joan Didion

8. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ― W.Somerset Maugham

9. “Character is doing what you don’t want to do but know you should do.” ― Joyce Meyer

10. “One’s character is set at an early age. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life. I hate to see you swim out so far you can’t swim back.” ― Wendelin Van Draanen

11. “Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense.” ― Marcus Aurelius

12. “Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two.” ― Shannon L. Alder

13. “People will follow you when you build the character to follow through.” ― Orrin Woodward

Best Character Quotes For Students

14. “Leaders do what ought to be done whether their deeds are known by thousands or known by no one.” ― Orrin Woodward

15. “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” ― Lao Tzu

16. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ― James A. Michener

17. “Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” ― Aristotle

18. “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

19. “A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.” ― Charles de Gaulle

20. “Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

22. “True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature.” ― Robert McKee

23. “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ― Thomas Paine

24. “Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul’s potential.” ― Shannon L. Alder

25. “Character forms a life regardless of how obscurely that life is lived and how little light falls on it from the stars.” ― James Hillman

26. “Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master.” ― Richard G. Scott

Good Character Quotes

27. “How often you impress people when you have nothing and how often you oppress them when you have everything is what defines your real character!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

28. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” ― Bruce Lee

29. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ― Albert Einstein

30. “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.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

31. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when a character is lost, all is lost.” ― Billy Graham

32. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ― Helen Keller

33. “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

34. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” ― Walter Anderson

35. “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” ― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

36. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.” ― Mark Twain

37. “Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.” ― Jacqueline Bisset

38. “Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.” ― Elbert Hubbard

Best Quotes For Character Development

39. “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

40. “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

41. “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

42. “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

43. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ― Sam Ewing

44. “By constant self-discipline and self-control, you can develop greatness of character.” ― Grenville Kleiser

45. “Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. It all depends on the principles which direct them.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

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

47. “Character is power.” ― Booker T. Washington

48. “The discipline of desire is the background of the character.” ― John Locke

49. “The real ornament of a woman is her character, her purity.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

50. “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

51. “Character is what a man is in the dark.” ― Dwight L. Moody

52. “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” ― Cavett Robert

53. “The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.” ― Dorothea Dix