Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Character.

The repository contains 36 quotes in the category “Character.”
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It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character.

President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919

All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood.

President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.

President John F. Kennedy
1917 — 1963

Don’t value a man for the quality he is of, but for the qualities he possesses.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.

1749 — 1832

A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

1749 — 1832

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Elbert Hubbard
1856 — 1915

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

Helen Keller
1880 — 1968

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Thomas Paine
1737 — 1809

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.

1694 — 1778

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.

1694 — 1778

There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.

Edmund Burke
1729 — 1797

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.

Alistair Cooke
1908 — 2004

The worst men often give the best advice.


Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.

Bernard Berenson
1865 — 1959

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

Phillips Brooks
1835 — 1893

Refusing help during a fire:

Because of my title I was the first to enter here. I shall be the last to go out.

Duchesse d’ Alençon
1847 — 1897

Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.

Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680

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