145 Real Character Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of real character quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about character is fate.

Top 10 Real Character Quotes (BEST)

  1. Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide. — Zig Ziglar
  2. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. — Abraham Lincoln
  3. But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin. — Aldous Huxley
  4. The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. — Thomas Babington Macaulay
  5. Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person. — Swami Vivekananda
  6. It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  7. Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters. — Cassandra Clare
  8. Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship. — Joe Baca
  9. You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real. — Victoria Abril
  10. Real-life people are often the hardest to play, people that you recreate who have actually lived, because you have to live up to people's knowledge of those characters. — Derek Jacobi

Short Real Character Quotes

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  • Long distance tells you a horse's real strength; Time tells you a person's true heart. — Changpeng Zhao
  • Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good. — George Orwell
  • The real character of a man is found out by his amusements. — Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The real character of a man is found out by his amusements. — Joshua Reynolds
  • sometimes knowing when to give up is the real test of character... -annabelle granger — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • I've come to realize that real growth of character takes place in the valleys of life. — Dave Dravecky
  • Real character is formed in the midst of the battles of the soul. — Hugh B. Brown
Real character quote We are what we believe we are.
We are what we believe we are.

What Is Character Quotes

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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. — John Wooden

The most important ingredient of leadership is character. Most of the proficiencies can be learned, but what's inside you is something that's difficult to change. — Jesse Robredo

The issue for my character, and the issue of the show is, how dirty do your feet have to get without suffocating yourself in the mud in order to get an inch of what you really want done? — Bradley Whitford

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Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for. — Alexander Woollcott

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. — Heraclitus

Freedom is what we all seek, but it's what we do with that freedom that ultimately defines our character. In the end, a man's character cements his fate, good or bad. — Sonny Barger

Real character quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish. — Billy Mills

I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’ — Humphrey Bogart

I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is. — Norman Schwarzkopf

There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty. That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character. — Walter Camp

Character Is Fate Quotes

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Stop the enemy wherever you see it. The fate of Ukraine depends only on Ukrainians. No one but ourselves will control our lives. We are on our land. The truth is on our side. It will not be possible to destroy our character. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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A man's character is his fate. — Heraclitus

It is not true that fate slips silently into our lives. It steps in through the door that we have opened, and we invite it to enter. No one is strong enough or cunning enough to avert by word or deed the misfortune that is rooted in the iron laws of his character and his life. — Sándor Márai

Real character quote The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks. — Isabel Allende

It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque. — Albert Einstein

But a man's character is his fate... and in the end there isn't any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles. — Saul Bellow

Real character quote It is when you finally learn that your  are all in your mind that your real life
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.

Fate is a funny character. She puts obstacles in your path to see what character ye have. Life isn't fair,life is a test. — Melissa Francis

The end of a man's life is often compared to the winding up of a well written play, where the principal persons still act in character, whatever the fate in which they undergo. — Joseph Addison

All the Democrats do is bicker. They're not concerned about the war or the fate of the United States of America. They're desperate characters. — Jackie Mason

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration. — Richard Schickel

Good Character Quotes

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. — Anne Frank

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. — Stevie Wonder

Real character quote When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disre
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. — Dale Carnegie

A strong reputation is like a good bonfire. When you have one kindled it's easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes. — Zachary Taylor

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Real character quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. — Sri Swami Sivananda

While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. — George Washington

. . . success is a combination of many things, but a good character is the foundation of the kind of success that will bring you real happiness. Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you. — J. Willard Marriott

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. — Charles Spurgeon

True Character Quotes

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Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do 'Nothing' for you — Mother Teresa

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned. — Bryan Stevenson

Real character quote A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arr
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true Mason takes full responsibility for the condition of his character and ever strives for its perfection. — William Howard Taft

God's Word is true whether we believe it or not. Human unbelief cannot alter the character of God. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

Real character quote To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else i
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character. — Anne Frank

True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty. — Fielding H. Yost

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The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children. — Nelson Mandela

There can be a blurry line between laughing at the expense of a character and laughing at the recognition of something painful and true. But blurry as it may be, it is nevertheless unmistakable, and sometimes the laughter I hear makes me wince. — Todd Solondz

Strong Character Quotes

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Ambition, as that passion is generally understood,- a strong desire to rise above others, to occupy the first place, - formed no part of Lafayette's character. In him the passion was nothing more than a constant and irresistible wish to do good. — Marquis de Lafayette

Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters. — Gordon Ramsay

Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character. — Jane Seymour

Real character quote Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.

Remember that your ultimate goal is for your children to grow up secure in your love, strong in their faith, and with sound character. — Gary Chapman

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thierry is the best striker in the world. By far he's the best in the world. Thierry doesn't just score goals. Even when he's not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big. — Patrick Vieira

Real character quote Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are s
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, uncomparable. You are You, I am I.

The way is not always easy, but in order to bring a work through to completion, you will need a strong character, a broad foundation of knowledge and an enormous force of persuasion. — Santiago Calatrava

I've been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my 'Star Trek' character and I've been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex. — Marina Sirtis

Hard work builds strong character. — Jewish Proverbs

True faith takes its character and quality from its object. Its strength therefore depends on the character of Christ. Even those of us who have weak faith have the same strong Christ as others! — Sinclair B. Ferguson

Great Character Quotes

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My success symbolizes loyalty, great friends, Dedication, hard work, routine builds character. In a world full of snakes, rats and scavengers — Nas

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. — Bernard Law Montgomery

Preparing a character is the opposite of building-it is a demolishing, removing brick by brick everything in the actor's muscles, ideas and inhibitions that stands between him and the part, until one day, with a great rush of air, the character invades his every pore. — Peter Brook

Real character quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet. — William Halsey

Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. ... Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. — Swami Vivekananda

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Great advantage is drawn from knowledge of your adversary, and when you know the measure of his intelligence and character, you can use it to play on his weakness. — Frederick the Great

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. — Jacqueline Bisset

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it. — James Naismith

Real Person Quotes

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I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's a healing, actually, it's a real healing...forgiveness. — Louis Zamperini

Real love doesn't die. It's the physical body that dies. Genuine, authentic love has no expectations whatsoever; it doesn't even need the physical presence of a person. ... Even when he is dead and buried that part of you that loves the person will always live. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision. . . — Bayard Rustin

Take off all the masks, manners, fancy clothes, all the devices you use, and be the most honest person you can be with yourself. Then, whatever love you get then is real. All the false approaches, like trying to be a player, only bring false results. — Jacque Fresco

The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being. — Wassily Kandinsky

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. — Ralph Ransom

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person. — Margaret Anderson

My dad is like a cactus - introverted and tough. I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He's my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Your real resumé is a painful recounting of all of your struggles. — Naval Ravikant

Who wants to leave the door open to being dominated physically by another human being? Jiu Jitsu gives you the ability to not be dominated by that person, and to me, that's real peace of mind. I don't have to worry about that when I'm walking around in the world. — Jocko Willink

Character Design Quotes

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Design is not about decorating functional forms - it is about creating forms that accord with the character of the object and that show new technologies to advantage. — Peter Behrens

Good Web design is about the character of the content, not the character of the designer. — Jeffrey Zeldman

The divine glory is an object only worthy of attention; and to display his holy character, was the design of God in creation; as there was no other beings existing antecedent thereto, to attract the mind of Jehovah; and we are sure that God is pursuing the same thing still, and always will. — Lemuel Haynes

Writing is in fact an entirely outworn, decayed and corrupt convention whose chief & most conspicuous character is its monumental witness to the conservatism, laziness and irrationality of men and women. — Eric Gill

Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors. — Ambrose Bierce

I might as well enquire,” replied she, “why with so evident a design of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? — Jane Austen

RIDICULE, n. Words designed to show that the person of whom they are uttered is devoid of the dignity of character distinguishing him who utters them. — Ambrose Bierce

Character design, like story design, requires a hook to grab the reader’s attention. — Ted Naifeh

Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design. — Sergio Aragones

If you compare my character to the others, they were sexy with designer clothes. I had the nerdy outfit. — Izabella Scorupco

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More Real Character Quotes

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I think it's because I'm real. Inside and outside of the ring, what you see is what you get. I'm CM Punk. I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I'm not trying to lie to the people or be fake. I'm not trying to be some crazy, outlandish character. I'm real and they appreciate that. Everything I say, it comes from the heart. It's all real. — CM Punk

Real satisfaction comes not in understanding God's motives, but in understanding His character, in trusting in His promises, and in leaning on Him and resting in Him as the Sovereign who knows what He is doing and does all things well. — Joni Eareckson Tada

The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neuroses but rather with the approach to the numinous. But the fact that the approach to the numinous is the real therapy, and inasmuch as you attain to the numinous experience you are released from the curse of pathology. Even the very disease takes on a numinous character. — Carl Jung

For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever. — Lev Grossman

Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man's real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man's true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man's character and how he handles his money. — Richard Halverson

Real life this fdar had taught me that in the adult world, fate was chaotic and uncertain. Guidelines for success were arbitrary. But in the world of D&D, at least there was a rule book... By role-playing, we were in control, and our characters... wandered through places of danger, their destinies, ostensibly, within our grasp. — Ethan Gilsdorf

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionists are philosophers and saints. — Will Durant

Life is too short to be anything but real with the cast of characters God has placed in the story of your life. Love well, laugh often, and find your life in Christ. Don't hide away or be a follower. Be the wonderful unique person God made you to be, and know that your purpose will always be best when defined by your faith in him — Karen Kingsbury

The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes. — Akira Kurosawa

I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children. — Arthur Conan Doyle

The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations. — Franz Liszt

It is Satan's constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin. — Ellen G. White

The tests of life are to make, not break us. Trouble may demolish a man's business but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man. — Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Anybody can quit. Only a real champion and a person of character and strength can keep going and refuse to give up. — Sadie Robertson

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. — Richard Bach

Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character. — Helena Bonham Carter

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. — Jean Paul Richter

The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people. — Charles Trevelyan

The real purpose of the martial arts must be to purge oneself of petty ambitions and desire, to obtain control of one’s own character. — Morihei Ueshiba

Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character. — Philippe Halsman

That was real disrespectful and stupid. But it ain't really catch me off guard. I mean, when you see certain things in a person's character [like J-Hood], you don't get really get caught off by guard by certain actions. — Styles P

The measure of our rationality determines the degree of vividness with which we appreciate the needs of other life, the extent to which we become conscious of the real character of our own motives and impulses, the ability to harmonize conflicting impulses in our own life and in society, and the capacity to choose adequate means for approved ends. — Reinhold Niebuhr

My objective is that I don't try to do the same thing. I try not to emulate something I've done before. And, I'm a real people watcher, so I like trying to play characters that are as diverse from each other as possible, simply because it's more fun for me, actually. — Emily Blunt

More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral. — Samuel Johnson

The real revelation of a player's character is not in his social life but in how he plays. In my social life I can hide my real personality. — Arsene Wenger

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us? — Cornelia Funke

I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. I actually tend to suspect that in real life, there have always been very strong female characters, but at certain stages of society, they've been asked to cool it. — William Gibson

Like all very handsome men who die tragically, he left not so much a character behind him as a legend. Youth and death shed a halo through which it is difficult to see a real face. — Virginia Woolf

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