Please find below a curated list of 13,543 of The Best Character Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Character Quotes that resonate.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
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.
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.
Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Character is power.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
When the character’s right, looks are a greater delight.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
Your character should always be stronger than your circumstances.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
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.
The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.
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.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.