Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and the angels know of us || Thomas Paine

Good character is property. It is the noblest of all possessions || Samuel Smiles

You have not fulfilled every duty, unless you have fulfilled that of being pleasant || Charles Buxton

Gifts are what a man has, but graces are what a man is || Frederick W. Robertson

The actions of men are like the index of a book; they point out what is most remarkable in them || Heinrich Heine

May our Lord's sweet hand square us and hammer us, and strike off all kinds of pride, self-love, world-worship, and infidelity, so that He can make us stones and pillars in His Father's house || Samuel Rutherford

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know || Charles Kingsley

Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny || Unknown

Talent develops itself in solitude; character in the stream of life || Johann Wolfgang Goethe

A man should be like tea; his real strength appearing when he gets in hot water || Unknown

Oh, young man, character is worth more than money, character is worth more than anything else in this wide world || Dwight Lyman Moody

The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly || Charles Reznikoff

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable || Johann Wolfgang Goethe

He has brought himself to this state; he has exposed his heart as a common road to every evil influence of the world, till it has become hard as a pavement || Richard Trench

Consider how impossible nobility of character would be if our goodness were untried innocence instead of victorious virtue || Harry Emerson Fosdick

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken || Samuel Johnson

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested || Oswald Chambers

A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself || A.W. Tozer

Character is not made in a crisis, it is only exhibited || Robert Freeman

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificied on the altar of conformity and popularity || Charles H. Spurgeon

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