234 Quotes About Character

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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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A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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In dealing with a man of fine moral character, we are dealing with the highest achievement of the organic kingdom. But in dealing with a spiritual man we are dealing with THE LOWEST FORM OF LIFE IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. To contrast the two, therefore, and marvel that the one is apparently so little better than the other, is unscientific and unjust.
- Henry Drummond
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The way of every man is declarative of the end of every man.
- Richard Cecil
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Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor
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The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
- Francis Quarles
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It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self-revelations.
- C.S. Lewis
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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon
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Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt. He, therefore, that spends his whole time in recreation is ever whetting, never mowing; his grass may grow and his steed starve. As, contrarily, he that always toils and never recreates, is ever mowing, never whetting; laboring much too little purpose; as good no scythe as no edge.
- Joseph Hall
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The wise man considers what he wants and the fool what he abounds in.
- Assorted Authors
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Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
- Thomas Aquinas
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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 cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
- Zig Ziglar
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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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You can take nothing greater to the heathen world than the impress and the reflection of the love of God upon your character. That is the universal language.
- Henry Drummond
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As we get close to God, he is going to reveal things in our life that aren't pretty. We'll see the patterns of bitterness, anger, manipulation, and hurt that have cycled in our relationships.
- Chip Ingram
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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
- Augustine
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Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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A real spiritual life is never dominated by, nor lived in, feeling. Rather does it regulate feeling. Nowadays Christians mistake a life of feeling for spiritual experience. This is because many have never entered into genuine spirituality and hence interpret happy sensation to be spiritual experience.
- Watchman Nee
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A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.
- C.S. Lewis
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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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In self-examination, take no account of yourself by your thoughts and resolutions in the days of religion and solemnity, but examine how it is with you in the days of ordinary conversation and in the circumstances of secular employment.
- Jeremy Taylor
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It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.
- Thomas Fuller
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I love the man that is modestly valiant, that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not.
- Owen Feltham
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