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

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.

You must look into people, as well as at them.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.


Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

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The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

If you don't like your own character there may be a new one ready-made and waiting for you. The snake sheds its skin with impunity, relying on the same nature which you rely on.

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Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American editor, publisher, and author of the mora