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.
  • 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.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
  • 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.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

  • 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 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.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    American editor 1811-1872
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    Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.