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character Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about character
  1. #1
    “When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?”
  2. #2
    “Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!”
  3. #3
    “He was traveling (on the train that never stopped). His self, his mind, raced on and he felt he hadn’t stopped going wherever he was going because he hadn’t yet arrived.”
  4. #4
    ’He pulled my curtain aside and looked across the street. “One’s character is set at any early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life.” He was quiet for a minute, then dropped the curtain and said, “I hate to see you swim out so far you can’t swim back.” ’
  5. #5
    “In my experience, Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
  6. #6
    “Once there was a certain man who was very clever, but it was his character to always see the negative points of his jobs. In such a way, one will be useless.”
  7. #7
    “Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through!”
  8. #8
    “The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.”
  9. #9
    “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
  10. #10
    “There are many Beth’s in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
  11. #11
    “The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.”
  12. #12
    “You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.”
  13. #13
    “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
  14. #14
    “What we know matters but who we are matters more.”
  15. #15
    ″If you want to have a happy marriage, be the kind of person who generates positive energy and sidesteps negative energy rather than empowering it. If you want to have a more pleasant, cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, empathic, consistent, loving parent. If you want to have more freedom, more latitude in your job, be a more responsible, a more helpful, a more contributing employee. If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy. If you want the secondary greatness of recognized talent, focus first on primary greatness of character.″
  1. #16
    “My voice is changing already. It always happens around ‘other’ people, whether I’m at Williamson or not. I don’t talk like me or sound like me. I choose every word carefully and make sure I pronounce them well. I can never, ever let anyone think I’m ghetto.”
  2. #17
    “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
  3. #18
    “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”
  4. #19
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
  5. #20
    “When there are miles to go before we sleep, altered traits are more important than altered states.”
  6. #21
    “Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane!”
  7. #22
    “We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
  8. #23
    “The morality of my activities escapes me.”
  9. #24
    “The character of the tribunes was, in every respect, different from that of the consuls. The appearance of the former was modest and humble; but their persons were sacred and inviolable. Their force was suited rather for opposition than for action. They were instituted to defend the oppressed, to pardon offences, to arraign the enemies of the people, and, when they judged it necessary, to stop, by a single word, the whole machine of government.”
  10. #25
    “Why don’t you just be yourself? … No one can help but admire your spirit.”
  11. #26
    “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”
  12. #27
    “You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.”
  13. #28
    “She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn’t her fault she’d been alone. Most of what she knew, she’d learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.”
  14. #29
    “It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such things as a soul mate, because we don’t have genuine souls.”
  15. #30
    “The true character of a person is not seen in their everyday routine or even in their greatest accolades; the true test of a person’s character is witnessing the immediate steps after one of their greatest mistakes.‘”
  1. #31
    “When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”
  2. #32
    “He’s no right to take away my character. My character is the same to me as any lady’s.”
  3. #33
    “Excuse the straight question, Higgins. Are you a man of good character where women are concerned?”
  4. #34
    “The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.”
  5. #35
    “Character reigns preeminent in determining potential.”
  6. #36
    “I am what you designed me to be. I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt.”
  7. #37
    “On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practice the very antithesis of these principles.”
  8. #38
    “No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.”
  9. #39
    “Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.”
  10. #40
    “More about Howl? Sophie thought desperately. I have to blacken his name! Her mind was such a blank that for a second it actually seemed to her that Howl had no faults at all. How stupid! ‘Well, he’s fickle, careless, selfish, and hysterical,’ she said. ‘Half the time I think he doesn’t care what happens to anyone as long as he’s all right—but then I find out how awfully kind he’s been to someone. Then I think he’s kind just when it suits him—only then I find out he undercharges poor people. I don’t know, Your Majesty. He’s a mess.‘”
  11. #41
    “Under the strain of this continually impending doom and by the sleeplessness to which I now condemned myself, ay, even beyond what I had thought possible to man, I became, in my own person, a creature eaten up and emptied by fever, languidly weak both in body and mind, and solely occupied by one thought: the horror of my other self.”
  12. #42
    “If you think I’m one of those people who try to be funny at breakfast you’re wrong. I’m invariably ill-tempered in the early morning.”
  13. #43
    “Ivan Ilych was...a capable, cheerful, good-natured, and sociable man, though strict in the fulfillment of what he considered to be his duty: and he considered his duty to be what was so considered by those in authority.”
  14. #44
    “Thus, neither having the clue to the other’s secret, they were respectively puzzled at what each revealed, and awaited new knowledge of each other’s character and moods without attempting to pry into each other’s history.”
  15. #45
    ″ When he smiled he showed a row of strong white teeth. ‘God never made a finer woman than my mother and my daddy’s heart was pure gold,’ he said.”
  1. #46
    “If a man’s word isn’t any good, he’s no good himself.”
  2. #47
    “It is good people who make good places.”
  3. #48
    Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.
  4. #49
    “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
  5. #50
    “The warrior knows that peace does not come from control but from relinquishing control. Everything in life that you try to control that is outside your control will steal from you your peace. You must choose to take hold of what you can control and let go of what you cannot.
    You cannot control your circumstances, but you can control your character.
    You cannot control the actions of others, but you can control the choices you make.
    You cannot control the outcome, but you can control the process.”
  6. #51
    “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”
  7. #52
    “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
  8. #53
    The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the man who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.
  9. #54
    “Have you never observed how invincible and unconquerable is spirit and how the presence of it makes the soul of any creature to be absolutely fearless and indomitable?”
  10. #55
    “The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power. Status you can lose. You carry character with you wherever you go, and it allows you to prevail against adversity.”
  11. #56
    ″‘People tend to overestimate my character,’ I say quietly. ‘They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can’t possibly be cruel. But they’re wrong.‘”
  12. #57
    “I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.”
    author
    Veronica Roth
    book
    Divergent
    character
    Four
    concept
    character
  13. #58
    “‘Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say.‘”
  14. #59
    “In the most general sense, talent is the sum of a person’s abilities—his or her intrinsic gifts, skills, knowledge, experience, intelligence, judgment, attitude, character, and drive. It also includes his or her ability to learn and grow.”
  15. #60
    “a woman who has adjusted to many things in life and overcome many more, her face is full of strength. She has, we can see, wit and faith of a kind that keep her eyes lit and full of interest and expectancy. She is, in a word, a beautiful woman. Her bearing is perhaps most like the noble bearing of the women of the Hereros of Southwest Africa - rather as if she imagines that as she walks she still bears a basket or a vessel upon her head.”
  1. #61
    “There are three things which inspire confidence in the orator’s own character-the three, namely, that induce us to believe a thing apart from any proof of it: good sense, good moral character, and goodwill.”
  2. #62
    “If Grandpa Portman wasn’t honorable and good, I wasn’t sure anyone could be.”
  3. #63
    “That the orator’s own character should look right is particularly important in political speaking: that the audience should be in the right frame of mind, in lawsuits.”
  4. #64
    “Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already.”
  5. #65
    “My point is that there can be no exceptions allowed on the score of character, position, or probability. What we must now examine is the possibility of eliminating one or more persons on the facts.”
  6. #66
    “I have never been one to flinch or crawfish when faced with an unpleasant task.”
  7. #67
    “the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.”
  8. #68
    “There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.”
  9. #69
    Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.
  10. #70
    “Asking for something is easy, being responsible for it is the part that develops character.”
  11. #71
    “It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”
  12. #72
    “Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.”
  13. #73
    “What I meant was, if Atticus Finch drank until he was drunk he wouldn’t be as hard as some men are at their best. There are just some kind of men who-who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
  14. #74
    “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
  15. #75
    “There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.”
  1. #76
    “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.”
  2. #77
    “I am who I am and I have the need to be.”
  3. #78
    “No one is ever satisfied where he is.”
  4. #79
    “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
  5. #80
    “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.”
  6. #81
    “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
  7. #82
    “I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
  8. #83
    “Oh come, now, you don’t mean to let on that you like it?”
    The brush continued to move.
    “Like it? Well I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”
    That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom swept his brush daintily back and forth—stepped back to note the effect—added a touch here and there—criticized the effect again—Ben watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more absorbed. Presently he said:
    “Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”
  9. #84
    “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”
  10. #85
    “There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.‘”
  11. #86
    “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”
  12. #87
    “When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”
  13. #88
    “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”
  14. #89
    “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”
  15. #90
    “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”

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  1. #91
    “Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I’ve a right to be hurt, I don’t intend to show it.”
  2. #92
    “When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least.”
  3. #93
    “We all have souls of different ages.”
  4. #94
    “I’ve learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character!”
  5. #95
    “To be honest, I can’t imagine how anyone could say ‘I’m weak’ and then stay that way. If you know that about yourself, why not fight it, why not develop your character?”
  6. #96
    “Love, after all, always said more about those who felt it than it did about the ones they loved.”
  7. #97
    “It’s just that sometimes, our future is dictated by what we are, as opposed to what we want.”
  8. #98
    “When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence.”
  9. #99
    Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
  10. #100
    The city became for me the ideal of what I wanted to be as a grown-up. Friendly, but never gushing, cool but not frigid or distant, distinguished without the awful stiffness.
  11. #101
    “I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.”
  12. #102
    “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
  13. #103
    “Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good not to do harm.”
  14. #104
    “I suppose if a man has something once, always something of it remains.”
  15. #105
    “Heidi was never unhappy, for wherever she was she found something to interest or amuse her.”
  1. #106
    “You’re wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you’re right. She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes. You can’t talk her out of it.”
  2. #107
    “All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.”
  3. #108
    “The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.”
  4. #109
    “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
  5. #110
    “How does going to one of those other planets help you? You’ll still be a parasite, [Wanda].”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    characters
    WandaJeb
    concept
    character
  6. #111
    “I will write my name in fire red, Antoinette Mason, née Cosway, Mount Calvary Convent, Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1839.”
  7. #112
    “I Tiresias, old man with wrinkled dugs
    Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest—
    I too awaited the expected guest.”
  8. #113
    “The fall from my horse had fortunately left no evil results; on the contrary it had changed my whole character for the better. From a lazy young man about town, I had become active, energetic, temperate, and above all--oh, above all else--ambitious.”
  9. #114
    “What is now important is the courage he displayed in support of his convictions.”
  10. #115
    “And yet the fire through which Alexander Crummell went did not burn in vain. Slowly and more soberly he took up again his plan of life. More critically he studied the situation. Deep down below the slavery and servitude of the Negro people he saw their fatal weaknesses, which long years of mistreatment had emphasized. The dearth of strong moral character, of unbending righteousness, he felt, was their great shortcoming, and here he would begin.”
  11. #116
    “All humans make mistakes. What determine a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It is how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
  12. #117
    “Each thing in its way, when true to its own character, is equally beautiful.”
  13. #118
    “A person whose desires and impulses are his own- are the expression of his own nature, as it has been developed and modified by his own culture- is said to have character.”
  14. #119
    “In the old tales, kindness is the purest form of heroism. Find the character who meets the world with a big heart and an open hand and you have found your hero or heroine.”
  15. #120
    “You can often judge the character of a person by the way he treats his fellow men.”
  16. #121
    “Many of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it – this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.”
  17. #122
    “…the best actors are the most boring people. A strong sense of self was detrimental, because an actor had to let the self disappear; he had to let himself be subsumed by a character. ‘If you want to be a personality, be a pop star.‘”

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