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I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.

Author: Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)

Profession: American Author

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.

Author: Ann Landers (1918)

Profession: American Advice Columnist

Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.

Author: Fran Lebowitz (1951)

Profession: American Journalist

To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.

Author: Marie Leneru

Profession:

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Author: Oscar Levant (1906-1972)

Profession: American Pianist, Actor

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Character matters; leadership descends from character.

Author: Rush Limbaugh (1951)

Profession: American TV Personality

Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.

Author: A. L. Linall Jr. (1947)

Profession: American Editor

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA