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Character is to man what carbon is to steel.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.

Author: John Howe

Profession:

It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.

Author: Harry Howell

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Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.

Author: David Hume (1711-1776)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Historian

What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: ''This is the real me!''.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

Author: Alphonse Karr

Profession:

Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.

Author: Alphonse Karr

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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

Author: Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Profession: American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist