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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.

Aristotle – Character

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Francis Bacon – Character

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Character & Intellect

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.

Walter Benjamin – Character

No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.

James Baldwin – Character

To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things.

Confucius – Character & Wisdom

It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.

Arthur Schopenhauer – Character

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.

Saskya Pandita – Character

Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

Alexander Pope – Character, Honor, Shame

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

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Marva Collins – Character

Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.

David Hume – Character

If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.

Isiah Thomas – Character

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate – to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

Thomas Jefferson – Character

To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man’s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.

Mark Twain – Character

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