Character Quotes and Sayings

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
John Wooden

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

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
– Stendhal

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.


Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.
C.S. Lewis

Adversity doesn’t build your character. Adversity reveals your character.

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
– Phillips Brooks

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

Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions always show who they really are.

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
– Dwight Lyman Moody


Character is simply habit long continued.

That, my dear, is what makes a character interesting, their secrets.
– Kate Morton

Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.
Terry Pratchett

In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.
Nicholas Sparks

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