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Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Zig Ziglar

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese proverb

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson

One of the best ways to elevate your character immediately is to find worthy role models to
emulate... We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of
focus in order that they may sprout.
Epictetus

A good character is the real beauty that never fades.
Philippine proverb

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how
character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee

All advancement in society begins with the development of the character of the young.
Aristotle

Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to
realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the
setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford

It is a part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate.
Thomas Jefferson

During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological
revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or
the ability to think.
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him
power.
Abraham Lincoln

Strength of character is really strength of mind, according to the Confucianists.
Lin Yutang

Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
Evan Esar

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline
that enabled us to follow through.
Zig Ziglar

A good character is more valuable than gold.
Philippine proverb

Character comes from following our highest sense of right, from trusting ideas without being
sure they'll work.
Richard Bach

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what
you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Dale Carnegie

In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.
Saint Augustine

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain

Intelligence plus character. That is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon
other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation,
the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Plato

Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it.
Tim Ferriss

The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom not a trade; character not technicalities.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Henry David Thoreau

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul
is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

One who has character has courage.
Chinese proverb

Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science
without humanity; worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

Character is what you are in the dark when no one else is around.
American proverb

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People show their character by what they laugh at.
German proverb

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those
who are around us.
John Locke

Qualities of a great general:
1. Tactically aggressive (loves a fight)
2. Strength of character
3. Steadiness of purpose
4. Energy
5. Good health and strength
George S. Patton, 1909

Everyone admires his own character.
Turkish proverb

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