32 Character Quotes to Empower Kids And Students

Character quotes for kids are a great way to teach young children about the importance of being a good person and living a moral life. These quotes can help kids understand the value of honesty, kindness, and respect, and how they can use these qualities to make a positive impact on the world. Whether they are learning about these concepts in school or at home, character quotes can be a powerful tool for helping kids develop their own values and beliefs. So whether you’re looking for a quote to share with your child at bedtime or one to use as a starting point for a lesson on character, these quotes are sure to inspire and educate kids of all ages.

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Character Quotes For Kids And Students

1. “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

2. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ― August Wilson

3. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ― Sophocles

4. “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney

5. “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

6. “A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.” ― Charlie Chaplin

7. “A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

8. “Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.” ― Joan Didion

9. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ― W.Somerset Maugham

10. “Character is doing what you don’t want to do but know you should do.” ― Joyce Meyer

11. “One’s character is set at an early age. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life. I hate to see you swim out so far you can’t swim back.” ― Wendelin Van Draanen

12. “Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.” ― Marcus Aurelius

13. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” ― Walter Anderson

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” ― Bruce Lee

18. “Leaders do what ought to be done whether their deeds are known by thousands or known by no one.” ― Orrin Woodward

19. “People will follow you when you build the character to follow through.” ― Orrin Woodward

20. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ― Albert Einstein

21. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” ― Billy Graham

22. “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

23. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.” ― Mark Twain

24. “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

25. “By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” ― Grenville Kleiser

26. “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

27. “Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.” ― Elbert Hubbard

28. “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.” ― Heraclitus

29. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ― Sam Ewing

30. “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

31. “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” ― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

32. “Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two.” ― Shannon L. Alder


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