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When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Profession: Roman Comic Poet

Character is simply habit long continued.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

Some people are born hammers, others anvils.

Author: Proverb


One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.

Author: Proverb


If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.

Author: Proverb


Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.

Author: African Proverb

Profession: Sayings of African Origin

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

A rich man has no need of character.

Author: Hebrew Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Hebrew Origin

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.

Author: Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)

Profession: British Artist, Critic

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.

Author: Mary Caroline Richards


A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.

Author: Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

Profession: German Novelist