Quotes: character

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  • 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
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    A character is a completely fashioned will.

  • Evan Esar
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    A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.

  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.

  • Faith Baldwin
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    Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.

  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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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.

  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.

  • 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.

  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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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.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    ''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.

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