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Character Quotes to Highlight the Importance of a Great Character

Beauty Full by Threetrees

Looking for inspiring character quotes? Here's a thought-provoking collection of quotes about character.

Wondering about what it takes to build up a strong character? Curious about what others have to say about character?

There's an African proverb that goes, “Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.” That goes for women too.

Your character will speak so loudly about you, that it overpowers what you may try to convince others in words.

So wherever you go, and whoever you are with, ultimately given time, your character will shine through as it's the foundation of who you are. Hopefully you can see that you're a beautiful woman with character!

Besides character quotes, you might be looking for quotes on some of the most valued key qualities listed below:

  • Attitude
  • Be Yourself
  • Beauty
  • Believe
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Dream
  • Faith
  • Giving
  • Habit
  • Heart
  • Honesty
  • Happiness
  • Hope
  • Kindness
  • Leadership
  • Letting Go
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Strength
  • Success
  • Thankful

  • Meanwhile, pick your favorite character quotes from the collection below and use them in your scrapbooks, cards, letters and emails to inspire and encourage your kids and your loved ones about building a character that lasts.

    Character Quotes

    A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
    -- Dale Carnegie

    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
    -- Helen Keller

    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.
    -- Author Unknown

    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

    Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
    -- Theodore Roosevelt

    Character is simply habit long continued.
    -- Plutarch

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

    Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
    -- Jim Rohn

    Character, not circumstance, makes the person.
    -- Booker T. Washington

    I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
    -- Rita Mero

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

    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
    -- Anne Frank

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
    -- Elmer G. Letterman

    Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
    -- Charles Reade

    Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

    The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
    -- Isabelle Eberhardt

    The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
    -- Thomas Babington Macaulay

    The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
    -- John W. Holt, Jr.

    The way a man plays a game shows some of his character. The way he loses shows all of it.
    -- Author Unknown

    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 character.
    Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
    -- Author Unknown

    You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
    -- James A. Froude

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