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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Character Quotes

Quotes about Character
  • A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity ,nor a man be polished in character without trial.
  • A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash.
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
  • 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. Helen Keller
  • Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James Michener
  • Character is property ... it is the noblest of possessions.
  • Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life. John Cunningham Geikie
  • The collapse of character begins with compromise.
  • The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer
  • You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
  • Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. - Somerset Maugham
  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
  • A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity ,nor a man be polished in character without trial. 
  • A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash. 
  • All masterpieces of painting contain both light and shadow. By them the artist highlights certain features of the subject, and they provide contrast and harmony to reveal beauty or character. A happy life is not one filled only with sunshine, but one that uses both light and shadow to produce beauty.  Billy Graham (Unto the Hills)
  • As you do, so you become. Every action that you perform is recorded in you, the soul. These imprints ultimately mould your character and destiny. When you understand this principle, you will pay more attention to bringing your best to everything you do. unknown
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
  • 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. Helen Keller
  • Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James Michener
  • Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get Caught. J.C. Watts
  • Character is property ... it is the noblest of possessions. 
  • Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. Phillips Brooks
  • Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. Alphonse Karr
  • Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. Albert Einstein
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
  • No matter how bad people may seem, they possess at least one virtue. Be like the humming bird and pick out the sweetness of everyone's character. unknown
  • Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.  John Cunningham Geikie
  • Raising kids with strong character requires doing less FOR them and teaching them to do more for themselves. Rick Warren
  • Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. 
  • Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop
  • The collapse of character begins with compromise. 
  • The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer
  • Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only We may choose our character. Liam Thomas Ryder
  • Trials, temptations, disappointments. All these are helps instead of hindrances, If one uses them rightly. They not Only test the fibre of a character, But strengthen it. Every conquered temptation Represents a new fund of moral Energy. Every trial endured and Weathered in the right spirit makes a soul Nobler and stronger than it was before. James Buckham
  • We tend to judge ourselves for our mistakes and the difficulties we have experienced, when it is the difficulties that build our Character. You are far stronger for what you have gone through.  Alan Cohen
  • When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost! German Proverb
  • When you build a house, every brick counts. When you build a character, every thought counts. You are what you think. Love, purity, peace, wisdom - the more you think of these qualities, the more you will become them. unknown
  • Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. Margaret Halsey
  • You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. James D. Miles
  • You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
  • Your character is the sum total of your habits. It's what you do habitually. 
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.


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