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Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.

Author: Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Profession: Scottish Preacher, Author

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Character must be kept bright as well as clean.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

You must look into people, as well as at them.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Author: Henry Clay (1777-1852)

Profession: American Statesman, Orator

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Author: Marva Collins

Profession: African-American educator

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.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our characterů

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author