Quotes: character

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  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    A man's height gives him a different outlook on his environment and so changes his character.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
  • Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie Chaplin
    British actor, movie maker 1889-1977
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    A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
  • Ralph B. Perry
    Ralph B. Perry
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    Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    And very often the influence exerted on a person's character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
  • Paxton Hood
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    Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
  • Grenville Kleiser
    Grenville Kleiser
    Canadian-American author
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    By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.