Favorite Quotations ~  Character Proverb Wit & Wisdom

"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You are born with a character; it is given, a gift, as the old stories say, from the guardians upon your birth...Each person enters the world called. ~ James Hillman

To succeed is nothing; it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Character is much easier kept than recovered. ~ Thomas Paine

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. ~ Phillips Brooks

There is nothing by which men display their character so much as in what they consider ridiculous...Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. ~ Johann von Goethe

Parents can only give good advice or put [their children] on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do. ~ John Holt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character! ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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. ~ Hermann Hesse

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