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Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.

It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Man's character is his fate.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
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
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
the highest qualities of character must be earned".
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
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 built on a weak character.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.