Quotes: character

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  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.
  • Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder
    American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1950-
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    Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
  • Charles de Gaulle
    Charles de Gaulle
    French statesman 1890-1970
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    Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
  • 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.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
  • 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.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    Irish novelist 1888-1957
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    God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
  • A. L. Linall Jr
    A. L. Linall Jr
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    Good character is like a rubber ball - thrown down hard - it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball - thrown for gain - shattered and cracked.