Character Quotes

Of all of the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
--Henry Clay

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
--William Shakespeare

Character \char•ac•ter\ n. 1. the set of qualities that make somebody or something distinctive, especially somebody's qualities of mind and feeling 2. qualities that make somebody or something interesting or attractive

If I am not I, who will I be?
--Henry David Thoreau

That which we are, we are-one equal temper to heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.--Alfred Lord Tennyson

Content \con•tent\ adj. 1. reasonably happy and satisfied with the way things are 2. willing to accept or comply with a situation or course of action

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power is the ability to do good things for others.
--Brooke Astor

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. --John Wooden

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence.

One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.
--Marabel Morgan

The person who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the person who will win.
--Roger Bannister

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

It's 5% talent, 15% skill, and 80% hanging in there.
--Lucy Lawless

Honorable \hon•or•a•ble\ adj. 1. guided by, or with a reputation for having, strong moral and ethical principles 2. worthy of or winning honor, respect, recognition, or glory 3. upright and moral in intent

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
--J. C. Watts