Quotes: character

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  • 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.
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    Greek philosopher 540 BC - 480 BC
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    Character is our destiny.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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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.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    If you want to test a man's character, give him power.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    The discipline of desire is the background of character.

  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.