Quotes on “Character”

//Quotes on “Character”

Quotes on “Character”

Character…begins by accepting the existence of moral absolutes, and then acts consciously and consistently to develop inner resolve that permeates my inner fiber, causing me to harness the energy of those absolutes to every word and deed in my daily life.

“The highest qualities of character … must be earned.”
  Lyman Abbott
1835-1922, American Congregational Clergyman and Editor
“Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.”
  Egyptian King
Circa 1375 BC
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.”
  Aristotle
384-322 BC

“Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word..”
Lord Chesterfield
1694-1773, British Statesman, Author
“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.”
  John Luther
“No artist’s work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character.”
  Charlotte Saunders Cushman
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.”
  Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Character is the sum and total of a person’s choices.”
  P.B. Fitzwater
“Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”
  Thomas B. Macaulay
1800-1859, American Essayist and Historian
Character is what you are in the dark.”
  Dwight L. Moody
1837-1899, American Evangelist
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be build on a weak character.”
  R.C. Samsel
Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.”
Jim Rohn

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