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Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.

Author: L. Estrange


Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.

Author: P. B. Fitzwater


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.

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.

Author: Clarence Francis


The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Author: Anne Frank (1929-1945)

Profession: German Jewish Refugee, Diarist

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Author: Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

Profession: Austrian-born American Law Teacher, Judge

Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.

Author: Robert Freeman


You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

Author: James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Profession: British Historian

Human improvement is from within outward.

Author: James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Profession: British Historian

Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.

Author: Ava Gardner (1922-1990)

Profession: American Actress

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.

Author: Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970)

Profession: French President during World War II

Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.

Author: Vince Gill

Profession: American Country Singer

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist