The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Character is what you are in the dark.
Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece - by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls.
If you create a character, you create a destiny.
In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded.
Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. . . . There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things.
Fame is what you have taken, / Character's what you give; / When to this truth you waken, / Then you begin to live.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.
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