234 Quotes About Character

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God has a purpose behind every problem. He uses circumstances to develop our character. In fact, he depends more on circumstances to make us like Jesus than he depends on our reading the Bible.
- Rick Warren
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We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.
- John C. Maxwell
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Character is what a man is in the dark.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.
- Rick Warren
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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
- Billy Graham
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No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
- Jeremy Taylor
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God is far more interested in what you are than who you are.
- Rick Warren
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What happens outwardly in your life is not as important as what happens inside you. Your circumstances are temporary, but your character will last forever.
- Rick Warren
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Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock.
- Mike Huckabee
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Great character, like massive roots, grow deep when water is sparse and winds are strong.
- Charles Swindoll
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Every problem is a character-building opportunity, and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber.
- Rick Warren
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Cheerfulness is the friend and helper of all good graces, and the absence of it is certainly a vice.
- James H. Aughey
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It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller
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Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham
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Never decide on anything or start to do anything while emotion is agitating like a roaring sea. Again, during that time even our conscience is rendered unreliable.
- Watchman Nee
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Character will take you further than knowledge.
- Jack Wellman
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Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm. Something of 'the image of Christ' must be seen and observed by others in our private life, and habits, and character, and doings.
- J. C. Ryle
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If God gave us the strength in the past, He will supply what we need for future challenges.
- Crystal McDowell
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The seed dies into a new life, and so does man.
- George Macdonald
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Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
- Blaise Pascal
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God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity.
- Rick Warren
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God never alters the robe of righteousness to fit the man. Rather He alters the man to fit the robe.
- John Hagee
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A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
- Billy Graham
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Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington
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You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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As the excellence of steel is strength, and the excellence of art is beauty, so the excellence of mankind is moral character.
- A. W. Tozer
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It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
- Zig Ziglar
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Cheerfulness sharpens the edge and removes the rust from the mind. A joyous heart supplies oil to our inward machinery, and makes the whole of our powers work with ease and efficiency; hence it is of the utmost importance that we maintain a contented, cheerful, genial disposition.
- James H. Aughey
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The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
- Chuck Swindoll
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The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit.
- Francois Fenelon
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Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.
- Zig Ziglar
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Sacrifice alone, bare and unrelieved, is ghastly, unnatural, and dead; but self-sacrifice, illuminated by love, is warmth and life; it is the death of Christ, the life of God, and the blessedness and only proper life of man.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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Consider how impossible nobility of character would be if our goodness were untried innocence instead of victorious virtue.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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It is to be lamented that great characters are seldom without a blot.
- George Washington
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A fair reputation is a plant delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night, like the gourd of the prophet, but like that gourd, it may perish in a night.
- Jeremy Taylor
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The testimony of the lips indicates the state of the heart.
- Harry Ironside
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There is no such thing as "best" in the world of individuals.
- Hosea Ballou
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Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. "Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness."
- John Wesley
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Unspeakable sorrow usually follows upon hilarious joy, great depression after high excitement, deep withdrawal after burning fervor. Even in the matter of love, it may commence as such but due to some emotional alteration it may end up with a hatred whose intensity far exceeds the earlier love.
- Watchman Nee
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The wise man considers what he wants and the fool what he abounds in.
- Assorted Authors
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You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
- Zig Ziglar
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It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much.
- Harry Ironside
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Your commitments can develop you or destroy you, but either way, they will define you.
- Rick Warren
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I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
- Isaac Newton
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Change always starts in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act.
- Rick Warren
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A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.
- Hannah More
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