Character Of A Man Quotes

Character Of A Man Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Jean de la Bruyere, Charles de Gaulle, Samuel Johnson, Swami Vivekananda, Alexander Pope and many others.

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Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else’s traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man’s character is, the better it fits him.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Physiognomy is not a guide that has been given us by which to judge of the character of men: it may only serve us for conjecture.
[Fr., La physionomie n’est pas une regle qui nous soit donnee pour juger des hommes; elle nous peut servir de conjecture.]
Jean de la Bruyere
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
Charles de Gaulle
On Sir Joshua Reynolds’s observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.
Swami Vivekananda
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
Alexander Pope
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine
The condition of women affords in all countries the best criterion by which to judge the character of men.
Frances Wright
Manliness means perfect manhood, as womanliness implies perfect womanhood. Manliness is the character of a man as he ought to be, as he was meant to be.
James Freeman Clarke
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
The craft with which the world is made runs also into the mind and character of men. No man is quite sane; each has a vein of folly in his composition, a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which Nature has taken to heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Karr
The only equitable manner in my opinion, of judging the character of a man is to examine if there are personal calculations in his conduct; if there are not, we may blame his manner of judging, but we are not the less bound to esteem him.
Madame de Stael
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
William J. H. Boetcker
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard
But the mere circumstance of complexion cannot deprive them of the character of men.
James Madison