Favorite Quotations ~  Character, 2 Proverb Wit & Wisdom

"Character--the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life--is the source from which self-respect springs." ~ Joan Didion

History Is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark. ~ Lord John Whorfin

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. ~ Woodrow Wilson

In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character. ~ Paul Newman

Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ John Wooden

I am thorough believer in the American test of character. He will not build high who does not build for himself. ~ Benjamin Harrison

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honor, command, power, and glory. ~ Cicero

Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

No civilization is complete which does not include the dumb and defenseless of God's creatures within the sphere of charity and mercy. ~ Queen Victoria

The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character. ~ Emma Dunham

So much depends on being a person of depth. The interior must be at least as impressive as the exterior. Some people’s character is all façade, like houses that, due to lack of means, have the portico of a palace leading to the rooms of a cottage. ~ Baltasar Gracián

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