Character Proverbs

Sayings about Character

If there is character, ugliness becomes beauty; if there is none, beauty becomes ugliness. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Character is easier kept than recovered. ~ English Proverbs

Everyone admires his own character. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Distance tests a horse’s strength; time reveals a marls character. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The character of a man lies not in his body but in his soul. ~ Japanese Proverbs

When two men quarrel, the one who yields first displays the nobler character. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Don’t look at the shape — look at the character. ~ Turkish Proverb

Character can be built on daily routine. ~ Japanese Proverb

One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them. ~ Traditional Proverb

The wolf changes only his coat — not his character. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

If you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his character, believe it not. ~ Islamic Proverb

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him. ~ African Proverb

Ugliness with a good character is better than beauty. ~ Nigerian Proverb

A rich man has no need of character. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will. ~ Chinese Proverb

People show their character by what they laugh at. ~ German Proverbs

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ~ Japanese Proverb

Clothes cover up character. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Character is habit long continued. ~ Greek Proverbs

Quotations about Character

I’m not an actress who can create a character. I play me. ~ Mary Tyler Moore

You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. ~ Les Brown

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

Action is character. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

The highest qualities of character… must be earned. ~ Lyman Abbott

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids. ~ Aristotle

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is victory organized. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character. ~ George D. Boardman

Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork — reading, writing, thinking — can. ~ Helen Gurley Brown

A man’s character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have. ~ Marva Collins

Character matters: leadership descends from character. ~ Rush Limbaugh

Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing. ~ Michael Iapoce

Character must be kept bright as well as clean. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions. ~ Roger Babson

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity. ~ Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character. ~ George Santayana

Character is higher than intellect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character… ~ Stephen R. Covey

Style is the image of character. ~ Edward Gibbon

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. ~ Andre Maurois

Luck relies on chance, labor on character. ~ Richard Cobden

Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character. ~ Horace

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. ~ John Wooden

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character. ~ Anthony Robbins

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Frank Outlaw

During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. ~ Bernard M. Baruch

The history of mankind is his character. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Character is much easier kept than recovered. ~ Thomas Paine

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

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. ~ Grenville Kleiser

Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. ~ Horace Greeley

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

Before you advise anyone “Be yourself!” reassess his character. ~Author Unknown

Character is doing the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay. ~ Michael Josephson

No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character. ~ John Morley

Success can never be measured by bank balances. Money measures only prosperity. Success is a matter of character. ~ Author Unknown

To succeed is nothing — it’s an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. ~ Marie Leneru

All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ. ~ John Christian Bovee

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do. ~ William Ellery Channing

Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything. ~ James Boswell

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. ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

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

There is a great deal of self-will in the world, but very little genuine independence of character. ~ Frederick W. Faber

Habits change into character. ~ Ovid

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

The Road to Character. ~ Book preview

Character Proverbs

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