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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.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

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.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.

Author: Jacqueline Bisset (1946)

Profession: American Screen Actor

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.

Author: George D. Boardman


Character is victory organized.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

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.

Author: E. M. Bounds


All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

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.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.

Author: William M. Bulger (1934)

Profession: American Educator, Senator

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.

Author: Abigail Van Buren

Profession: American Advice Columnist

Integrity has no need of rules.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author