Quotes on Character

Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone happy is the most lonely person.
~ Author Unknown
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You don't have to be positive all the time. It's perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn't make you a negative person. It makes you human.
~ Lori Deschene
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I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
~ Elon Musk
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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
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
~ John Wooden
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Character is much easier kept than recovered.
~ Thomas Paine
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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
~ Stendhal
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Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for.
~ Robert Quillen
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It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered.
~ Aeschylus
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You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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The ultimate measures of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King
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The resistance that you fight in the gym & the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
~ David Hume
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Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
~ Albert Einstein
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There is a good side and a bad side to most people, and in accordance with your own character and disposition you will bring out one of them and the other will remain a sealed book to you.
~ Mark Twain
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
~ Confucius
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller
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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
~ Khalil Gibran
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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
~ Henry Clay
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Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
~ George Santayana
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Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
~ Zig Ziglar
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Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
~ Faith Baldwin
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When you judge a woman by her appearance, it doesn't define her, it defines you.
~ Steve Maraboli
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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
~ Immanuel Kant
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
~ Horace Mann
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The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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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
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A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
~ Mark Twain
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Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
~ Elbert Hubbard
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People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
~ Wayne Walter Dyer
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Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
~ Thomas Paine
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A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
~ Paul Leonard Newman
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
~ Albert Einstein
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Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
~ Ann Landers
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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
~ Socrates
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People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.
~ Joyce Meyer
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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
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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
~ W. Somerset Maugham
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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 'To rise above little things'.
~ John Burroughs
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Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
~ Charles Chaplin
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It is better to be alone than in bad company.
~ George Washington
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~ Mark Twain
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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.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller
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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
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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
~ Maya Angelou
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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
~ Albert Einstein
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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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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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
~ Albert Einstein
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It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered.
~ Aeschylus
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Our true character is that person we become when no one is watching.
by: Rudy
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Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.
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Education and knowledge – without a positive character – do not guarantee a better future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A man with a lot of knowledge and no character is a dangerous man.
by: paul castle
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Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
by: Jordan Renee
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Action makes a great statement about the character of a person.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Dr T.P.Chia
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When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
– Japanese Proverb
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If you have a positive character, you are more equipped to guide and control your future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
– C.S. Lewis
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Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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To discipline and improve your character is to ensure a a better future, and to pamper your character is to invite a bleak future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Character is like pregnancy, it cannot be hidden.
by: Bitrus Audu
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Your character is the master of your destiny. Your destiny will smile if you are in control of a positive character. Your destiny will frown if you are ruled by a negative character.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Dr T.P.Chia
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A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
– Charlie Chaplin
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Two things define your personality, the way you manage things when you have nothing, and the way you behave when you have everything.
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
– Abraham Lincoln
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If you want to know the real character of a person, give him power and see what he does.
by: anonymous
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If you have a negative character, you are likely to fall victim to laziness, irresponsibility, low self- esteem, irresolution. Quitting- mindedness, recklessness, compulsion and emotional impulsiveness.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A man can define many things beautifully in his life, but his character is one beautiful thing that can define him instantly and completely.
by: Anuj Somany
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Reputation is made in a moment. Character is built in a lifetime.
by: JR
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If you have a positive character, you are likely to believe in work ethics, responsibility, sell- esteem, determination, perseverance, prudence, self- restraint, and emotional discipline.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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There is a culture for everything. Culture of win, culture of lose, lie, patience, respect, relationships, stupid, smart, care, fight, speak, think, organizing, planing, cheating, love, hate, cheap. So and so and so. You choose your cultures to build your personality and yourself. So start with culture of smart choices.
by: Sino Zales
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Your character is the son of your values and habits. You are the teacher of your character. Good values and habits contributor to a positive character. Bad values and habits leads to a negative character. If you want to have a better life, you need to discipline and control your character.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Your character is the master of your destiny. The combined weight of a steadfast character, positive values and human strengths contributes to a great destiny. The influence of a defective character, negative values and human weaknesses leads to a messy destiny.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
– Albert Einstein
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Your character is your inner self. Your character is developed and built through life experience. Your character can make your life successful or unsuccessful.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
– John Wooden
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Positive thoughts and choices, as well as courage and determination, build a good character.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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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
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Never judge any person by his answers or questions but by his nature of character solely.
– Anuj Somany
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To discipline your character is to ensure a bright destiny. To pamper your character is to invite a bleak destiny.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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Be the type of person you want to meet.
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Good looks fade but a good heart keeps you beautiful forever.
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If you are determined not to let your character make you an inferior person, or stop you from being an achieving person, fight your negative values and habits tooth and nail, it is possible for you to win the battle.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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If you are victimized by a negative character, which is characterized by laziness, irresponsibility, low self-esteem, irresolution and wavering, you will lose control of your future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Truthfulness is the main element of character.
– Brian Tracy
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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
– Bruce Lee
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Go on a journey of self- discovery – examine your values, attitudes, habits and behaviors, and find out your strengths and weaknesses.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Your character can be improved. If you want to improve your life, you need to change yourself by improving your character.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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To discipline your character is to insure a bright destiny. To pamper your character is to invite a bleak destiny.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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If you have a positive character, you are likely to believe in work ethic, responsibility, self-esteem, commitment and perseverance – which are the foundation of a good future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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The people whom he admires honestly and the products/pictures that he adores genuinely, together defines what character he is as a person and determines the human values he cherishes in his life.
by: Anuj Somany
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A man’s reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.
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When beauty is lost nothing is lost, when wealth is lost something is lost but when character is lost everything is lost.
by: jamieley
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No one will question your integrity if your integrity is not questionable.
– Nathaniel Bronner Jr
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A rich man has no need of character.
– Yiddish Proverb
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Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.
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A steadfast character is a competitor for success, a defective character is a candidate for failure.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Chia
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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
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You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
– Paul McCartney
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Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
– Elbert Hubbard
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Thoughts lead on to purposes;
Purposes go forth in action;
Actions form habits;
Habits decide character;
And character fixes our destiny.
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Integrity is the heart of character, don’t lose it.
by: Chris Lan II
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Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
– Elbert Hubbard
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Beauty has a lot to do with character.
– Kevyn Aucoin
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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Emotions comes to an end, but character keeps a man going.
by: JUSPER JOHNSON
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Character is a word that seems to define almost all human activity and then some
– Richard Reeves
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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
– John Wooden
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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
– Henry David Thoreau
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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
– Stendhal
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Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.
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Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.
– C.S. Lewis
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Adversity doesn’t build your character. Adversity reveals your character.
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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
by: jimik
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Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
– Phillips Brooks
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Character is doing what you don’t want to do but know you should do.
– Joyce Meyer
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Character is simply habit long continued.
– Plato
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In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.
– Nicholas Sparks
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Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions always show who they really are.
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If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
– Dwight Lyman Moody
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You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
– Henry David Thoreau
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That, my dear, is what makes a character interesting, their secrets.
– Kate Morton
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Characters are not reviewed by action, actions can be planned. Characters are reviewed by reaction. Reactions are spontaneous it shows the clear picture of what someone has in mind.
by: EMMANUEL
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Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.
– Terry Pratchett
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The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously and have somebody find out.
– Oscar Wilde
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Be the man you would want your daughter to bring home.
by: Adriana
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We are defined by our actions toward others not others’ actions toward us.
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Character is much easier kept than recovered.
– Thomas Paine
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The only fear that builds character, is the fear of God.
– Anthony Liccione
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Reputation is how others perceive you whereas character is what you actually are and a man’s character is best known by the things he does when he knows he would not be caught or seen by anyone.
by: shishir manral
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Character is like pregnancy, it will by all means manifest.
by: Benny Addo
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When the test of your character and moral courage comes – regardless of the noise and confusion around you – there will be a moment of inner silence in which you must decide what to do. Your character will be defined by your decision. And it is yours and yours alone to make.
by: Bob
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Goodness stems from the light within you. Evil stems from the darkness that surrounds you. You get to choose which magnetic force attracts you.
by: Julie Jaglall
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Agar kisi ko jaan se maar dena kanoonan jurm hai … toh kisi ke charitra ki hatya karna bhi ek sangeen jurm se kam nahi
(If killing someone is a crime and against the law … then to kill someone’s character is also nothing less than a serious crime)
Movie: Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai
Star: Anupam Kher
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When someone helps, you try to help him, it is a kind of character of reciprocal manner, but when someone harms you and you try to help him is a character of merit.
by: liaqath
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It is not our character but our own actions that determines the outcome of things.
by: Maduwa Thabo
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We honor people for their success, not for their character.
by: Maduwa Thabo
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You should think about your character. Know where you are changing, how you will be changed, what cannot be changed back again.
– Amy Tan
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Character must be kept bright as well as clean
– Lord Chesterfield
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The best among you are those who have the best manners and best character.
by: NS Doki
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I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I’m not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.
– Corin Nemec
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Respectable character is developed by consistency in self discipline and self control.
– Anil Kumar Sinha
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Behavior forms character.
by: Maduwa Thabo
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If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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When you do something and you pray that no one finds out then your character is questionable.
by: Jason Asare
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A man’s character may be judged by how he gives you response to the same question asked by you the third time.
by: Vikrant Parsai
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Obedience is a rare commodity among human, it is only available to those who understand the vision of Christ.
by: ham
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The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
– John Milton
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People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when the argue in full swing, they reveal their true character.
– Anne Frank
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The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
– Anne Frank
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On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson
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Style is the image of character.
– Edward Gibbon
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High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
– Tryon Edwards
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One who fear for the cause of making everything in the right direction is the right person to reach the heights of characters in his life.
by: liyakath
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Believe in your character. Animate (or write) with sincerity.
– Glen Keane
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R I S E: Resist insane selfish endeavors.
by: travis Wiggins
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A choice made often enough becomes a habit. And a habit reaps a personality and a personality reaps a character and a character reaps a destiny.
by: Margaret
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Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
– Lord Chesterfield
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Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.
– Henry H. Saunderson
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