Quotes: character

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  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
    John Wooden
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    Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
  • Novalis
    Novalis
    German poet, writer 1772-1801
    Novalis
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    A character is a completely fashioned will.
  • Evan Esar
    Evan Esar
    American humorist 1899-1995
    Evan Esar
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    A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
    John Wooden
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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
  • Faith Baldwin
    Faith Baldwin
    American author of romance and fiction 1893-1978
    Faith Baldwin
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    Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
    Henry Ford
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    Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
    Publilius Syrus
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    A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
  • John Howe
    John Howe
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    Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
    August Strindberg
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    A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
    Plutarch
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    Character is simply habit long continued.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
    Hosea Ballou
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    A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
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