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Character

Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches takes wings.
Only one thing endures and that is character.
(Horace Greeley, American author, editor and anti slavery activist, 1811-1872)
 
Show me the person you honour, for I know better by that the kind of person you are,
because then you show me what your idea of humanity is.
(Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, 1795-1881)
 
Reputation is what men and women think of us.
Character is what God and angels know of us.
(Thomas Paine, American philosopher and publicist, 1737-1809)
 
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime.
And departing, leave behind us foortprints on the sands of time.
(Henri Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, 1807-1882)
 
People are like stained-glass windows.  
They sparkle and whine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there's a light from within.
(Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss born psychiatrist and spiritual writer, born 1926)
 
What we really are matters more than what others think of us.
(Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian statesman, 1889-1964)
 
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
(Buddha)
 
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
(Mark Twain, American author, 1835-1910)
 
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
(Phillips Brooks, American episcopal bishop, 1835-1893)
 
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
(Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author and educator, 1880-1968)
 
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
(Friedrich Alexander von Humboldt, Prussian philosopher, 1769-1859)
 
It is the heart that makes a man rich.  He is rich according to what he is,
not according to what he has.
(Henry Ward Beecher, American anti slavery activist, 1813-1887)
 
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
(Malcolm Forbes, American author and publisher, 1919-1990)
 
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
(Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Roman poet, 55-130 A.D.)
 
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
(Diana R. Black, American author)