200+ Best Character Quotes And Sayings

We’ve all heard the advice, “Be a leader and a leader should be followed.” We could all use a reminder now and then to take this literally and become the type of person we want to see ourselves as. Especially in our modern world that seems to be more focused on chaos and instability than anything else, we should demand the best from ourselves, and only the best will serve us well. Here are some inspirational quotes about character, leadership, and what it means to be a leader.

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I am not an angel, ' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate. Unknown
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Top 15 Things Money Can’t BuyTime. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. Roy T. Bennett
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There is an emotional promiscuity we’ve noticed among many good young men and women. The young man understands something of the journey of the heart. He wants to talk, to “share the journey.” The woman is grateful to be pursued, she opens up. They share the intimacies of their lives - their wounds, their walks with God. But he never commits. He enjoys her.. then leaves. And she wonders, What did I do wrong? She failed to see his passivity. He really did not ever commit or offer assurances that he would. Like Willoughby to Marianne in Sense and Sensibility.Be careful you do not offer too much of yourself to a man until you have good, solid evidence that he is a strong man willing to commit. Look at his track record with other women. Is there anything to be concerned about there? If so, bring it up. Also, does he have any close male friends - and what are they like as men? Can he hold down a job? Is he walking with God in a real and intimate way? Is he facing the wounds of his own life, and is he also demonstrating a desire to repent of Adam’s passivity and/or violence? Is he headed somewhere with his life? A lot of questions, but your heart is a treasure, and we want you to offer it only to a man who is worthy and ready to handle it well. . Stasi Eldredge
The best index to a person's character is how he...
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The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. Abigail Van Buren
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Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life – is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion
In the end you should always do the right thing...
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In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard. Nicholas Sparks
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you...
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Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. Harper Lee
I have a dream that my four little children will...
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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Unknown
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
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Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. John C. Maxwell
Who we are in the present includes who we were...
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Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. Fred Rogers
Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking....
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Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody. Justin Cronin
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
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A man's true character comes out when he's drunk. Charlie Chaplin
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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 a character. One whose desires and impulses are not his own, has no character, no more than a steam-engine has character… John Stuart Mill
The best way to show that a stick is crooked...
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The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it Dwight L. Moody
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Trust is always a good idea. For someone else. Sherrilyn Kenyon
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they...
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People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are. George Eliot
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It has sunk him, I cannot say how much it has sunk him in my opinion. So unlike what a man should be! - None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that distain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life. Jane Austen
Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an...
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Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man. Suzy Kassem
Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent,...
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Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master. Richard G. Scott
God doesn't act like the Church. No, instead, the Church...
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God doesn't act like the Church. No, instead, the Church must act like God. Kim Clement