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Quotes About Character
•“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
•“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
•“The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be fout out.” 
― Lord Macualay
•“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.” 
― Dwight Lyman Moody
•“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
•“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” 
― Thomas Paine
•“Even water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.” 
― Hugh B. Brown
•“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.
•“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” 
― John C. Maxwell
•“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
•“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” 
― Anais Nin
•“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.” 
― Dorothy Parker
•“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” 
― George Washington
•“Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
•“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.” 
― Shannon L. Alder
•“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 W. Dyer
•“You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” 
― Paul McCartney
•“I'm afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can't be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.” 
― Terry Goodkind
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
•“Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.” 
― Joyce Meyer
•“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” 
― Albert Einstein
•“Nine requisites for contented living: 
Health enough to make work a pleasure. 
Wealth enough to support your needs. 
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. 
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. 
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. 
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. 
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. 
Faith enough to make real the things of God. 
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
•“Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.” 
― Justin Cronin
•“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” 
― Aristotle
“The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul.” 
― David O. McKay
•“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
•“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt
•“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” 
― Thomas Paine
•“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” 
― Lawrence G. Lovasik
•“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” 
― Socrates
•“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
•“You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. ” 
― Ronald Reagan
•“People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
•“The measure of a man is what he does with power.” 
― Plato
•“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.” 
― Dean Koontz
•“Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency. And in love, the currency is virtue. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their own character.” 
― Ayn Rand
•“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
•“A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” 
― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
•“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.” 
― Charles de Gaulle
•“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others… In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right.” 
― Gordon B. Hinckley
•“Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
•“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt
•“In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. ” 
― Mike Dooley
•“What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.” 
― Wayne W. Dyer
•“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.” 
― Joan Didion
•“Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way.” 
― Sherry Argov
•“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it” 
― Dwight Lyman Moody
•“If any man despises me, that is his problem. My only concern is not doing or saying anything deserving of contempt.” 
― Marcus Aurelius
•“Talent develops in tranquility, character in the full current of human life.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
•“A man who is good from docility, and not from stern self-control, has no character.” 
― Henry Hazlitt
•“What's in a name?  The accumulation of reputations from all who've owned it before you.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich
•“A nun I know once told me she kept begging God to take her character defects away from her. After years of this prayer, God finally got back to her: I'm not going to take anything away from you, you have to give it to Me.” 
― Anne Lamott
•“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.” 
― Paul Newman
•“Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” 
― Jack London
•“Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.” 
― Harry S. Truman
•“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
•“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
•“A woman can't do anything about her appearance. Either she's pretty or she isn't. But her character is quite another matter.” 
― Julie Garwood
•“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” 
― Alan Armstrong
•“These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.” 
― Abigail Adams
•“It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.” 
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel
•“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
•“As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.” 
― Charles W. Chesnutt
•“A person whose desires and impulses are his own—are the expression of his own nature, as it has been developed and modified by his own culture—is said to have a character. One whose desires and impulses are not his own, has no character, no more than a steam-engine has character…” 
― John Stuart Mill
•“When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham
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