Quotes: character

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  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
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    If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    Character is much easier kept than recovered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
  • 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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
  • 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
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    Greek philosopher 540 BC - 480 BC
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    A man's character is his guardian divinity.