Good Character Quotes

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Good Character

Trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, and honest . . . attributes of a person with strong good character. How is your character? What about your friends?

Since individuals have penned words . . . the importance of having strength of character has been documented. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorites:

“Being faithful in the smallest things is the way to gain, maintain, and demonstrate the strength needed to accomplish something great.”  ~Alex Harris

“Freedom is not the ability to do whatever you want. Freedom is the strength of character to do what is good, true, noble, and right.” ~ Matthew Kelly

 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

“The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person.” ~Mary Elizabeth Williams

“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

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8

“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

“The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.” ~Charles Stanley

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:3–4

“Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character.” ~Ravi Zacharias

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All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 2:16

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.” ~J.C. Watt

“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. Hebrews 1:3

“The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.” ~Abigail van Buren

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~Dale Carnegie

May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:11

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.” ~Author Unknown

What is your favorite quote about the importance of having a strong character?

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  1. So hard to choose as all these quotes about character are marvelous. I think though, for originality, I’d have to go with Abe Lincoln. 🙂
    Blessings, Deb!

  2. Character truly is about doing the right thing when no one is looking. Of course, as Christians, we know that God is always looking, but I think it is still an excellent quote. Thanks for sharing these, Deb.

  3. I don’t have a favorite quote about character when I first visited, but I fell in love with this one!

    “The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.” ~Charles Stanley

    These are all really great. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you all! I’ve had a hard time choosing my favorite. I do think the Charles Stanley one stands out for me. Many blessings to each of you as you faithfully serve the Lord.

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