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  Quotes of Character [51]


  1. Character cannot be summoned at the moment of crisis if it has been squandered by years of compromise and rationalization. The only testing ground for the heroic is the mundane. The only preparation for that one profound decision which can change a life, or even a nation, is those hundreds of half-conscious, self-defining, seemingly insignificant decisions made in private. Habit is the daily battleground of character. - Dan Coats
  2. Character gives splendour to youth and awe to wrinkled skin and grey hairs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. A person is far more likely to appear to have sound character because he persistently follows his temperament than because he persistently follows his principles. - Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
  5. A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's. - Jean Paul Richter
  6. A man's character is his fate. - Heraclitus
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