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

- King Jr. Martin Luther
Habits change into character.

- Ovid
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these.

- Burroughs, John
SATYR, n. One of the few characters of the Grecian mythology accorded recognition in the Hebrew. (Leviticus, xvii, 7.) The satyr was at first a member of the dissolute community acknowledging a loose allegiance with Dionysius, but underwent many transformations and improvements. Not infrequently he is confounded with the faun, a later and decenter creation of the Romans, who was less like a man and more like a goat.

- Ambrose Bierce
EAVESDROP, v.i. Secretly to overhear a catalogue of the crimes and vices of another or yourself. A lady with one of her ears applied To an open keyhole heard, inside, Two female gossips in converse free -- The subject engaging them was she. "I think," said one, "and my husband thinks That she's a prying, inquisitive minx!" As soon as no more of it she could hear The lady, indignant, removed her ear. "I will not stay," she said, with a pout, "To hear my character lied about!" Gopete Sherany

- Ambrose Bierce
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.

- Royal, Darrell
Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.

- J. S. Habgood
Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them rest in obscurity and peace! Let my memory be left in oblivion, my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men can do justice to my character.

- Emmet, Robert
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.

- Hesse, Hermann
Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

- Agatha Christie
This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

- Webster, Daniel
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.

- Thoreau, Henry David
Character must be kept bright as well as clean.

- Chesterfield, Lord
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

- Einstein, Albert
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Most women have no characters at all.

- Pope, Alexander
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.

- Waitley, Denis
When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

- Kennedy, John F.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.

When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.

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