65 Character Quotes On Success In Life

These character quotes will inspire you. Character, the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Individuality, personality refers to the sum of the characteristics possessed by a person.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging g character quotes, character sayings, and character proverbs.

Best Character Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil.” ~ Aristotle
  3. “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
  4. “Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.” ~ Alfred Adler

  5. “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
  6. “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  7. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” ~ Billy Graham
  8. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  9. “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
  10. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  11. “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
  12. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.” ~ Charles de Gaulle
  14. “Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” ~ Arthur Freed
  15. “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” ~ Thomas Paine
  16. “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

  17. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  18. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  19. “Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing” ~ Jim Rohn
  20. Character, not circumstances, makes the man.” ~ Booker T. Washington

  21. “Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  22. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  23. “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut , Human character quotes
  24. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  25. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~ Albert Einstein
  26. “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that… and I think I am fine.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  27. “Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose.” ~ Evan Esar
  28. “Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotion with which it was made has passed.” ~ Brian Tracy

  29. “Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.” ~ Alphonse Karr
  30. “Character isn’t inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.” ~ Helen Gahagan Douglas
  31. “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
  32. “Every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  33. “There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  34. “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.” ~ James Allen
  35. “It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one’s heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.” ~ Stephen Covey
  36. “Character is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  37. “Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  38. “The formation of one’s character ought to be everyone’s chief aim.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  39. “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  41. “Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  42. “Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~ Samuel Butler
  43. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~ James A. Michener
  44. “While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.” ~ John Landis Mason

  45. “Character – Someday, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process.” ~ Phillips Brooks , Character quotes life
  46. “Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
  47. “No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do one’s best, to keep the brain and conscience clear, never be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved, then do one’s duty.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  48. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” ~ Bruce Lee

  49. “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay
  50. “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
  51. “Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik
  52. “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.” ~ Charles de Gaulle

  53. “Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  54. “Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  55. “The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.” ~ William Ralph Inge
  56. “The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character.” ~ Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins

  57. “I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.” ~ Walter Inglis Anderson
  58. “Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  59. “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  60. “Have you not observed that faith is generally strongest in those whose character may be called the weakest?” ~ Madame de Stael

  61. “Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.” ~ Solon
  62. “It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  63. “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” ~ Albert Camus

  64. “Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” ~ John Adams
  65. “Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.” ~ Tryon Edwards

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