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The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.

Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
character is the sum and total of a person's choices".
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
Character is power.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.