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Top 30 Quotes on Character Building.

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We know our friends during adversity, and our friends know us during prosperity. No one leaves a problem-free life; life is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, frowns and smiles, happiness and sadness, the yin and yang, crisis and opportunities. Adversity reveals a man to himself; although we don’t always want the tough times, it is the only way to grow; it might be through getting fired, losing a loved one, terminal illness diagnosis, divorce, failing an exam, etc.

The tough times in life have not come to stay but to help us build our character and learn the lesson the challenge has come to teach us. Do not let success get in to head and do not let failure get into your heart. This too shall pass, every wound shall heal and the sun would rise tomorrow.

Here are 30 quotes on character building:

  • People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. – Albert Einstein
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power – Abraham Lincoln
  • Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. – Stephen Covey
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.  – John Wooden
  • If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.– Andre Maurois
  • Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.-Aristotle
  • Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared, but only men of character are trusted. – Alfred Adler
  • Character is just another word for having a perfectly disciplined and educated will. A person can make his own character by blending these elements with an intense desire to achieve excellence. Everyone is different in what I will call magnitude, but the capacity to achieve character is still the same. – Vince Lombardi
  • Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. – Anne Frank
  • Vice leads to difficulty, virtue to reward. Bad characters come to bad ends. – Jane Austen
  • Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller
  • Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. – Aristotle
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  • Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught. – J. C. Watts
  • Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. – Heraclitus
  • Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing. – Jim Rohn
  • Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character. – William Arthur Ward
  • Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. – Alphonse Karr
  • Character isn’t inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains. – Helen Gahagan Douglas
  • Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own. – Charles de Gaulle
  • People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – James Allen
  • Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. – Henry Ford
  • If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character. – Paul Newman
  • Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. – Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. – Thomas Carlyle
  • It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it.- Seneca

All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

Lanre is a Digital Strategy Specialist with 8+ years experience in System Administration, Cloud Computing, and Digital Marketing. He is an avid reader, marathon runner(10+), lifelong learner, and loves blogging about self-improvement and personal re-invention. Contact E-mail: lanre.dahunsi@gmail.com

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