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Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Character must be kept bright as well as clean.
Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Character is victory organized.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Either you will be you or you will not be at all.
Never judge any person by his answers or questions but by his nature of character solely.
Never judge any person by his answers or questions but by his nature of character solely."~Anuj Somany
To contribute means add a positive or take away own negative.
Success is like a bewitching woman with no character and known for her infidelity. Anyone paying the right price for it can have in his life. But an excellence is unlike success and to crave for or attain it, the person has to have the right human values and high good character in his life.
A man can define many things beautifully in his life, but his character is one beautiful thing that can define him instantly and completely
Character determines destiny.
The quality of the thought that a person has got inside and sought from outside is likely to decide the quality of the people that has been brought into his life.