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Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

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

A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

The highest qualities of character… must be earned.

Lyman Abbott (1835-1922) American Congregationalist minister.


Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

They are slaves who fear to speak, for the fallen and the weak.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.