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What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

Character is victory organized.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.


Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

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 (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.