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Character and Sayings Regarding It

Claudia Miclaus Nov 3, 2018
Character starts in the brain, in the heart. Here are some inspiring quotes from outstanding personalities.
What is character? Is it our everyday behavior? Is it improvable, or will it always be the same? The dictionary defines it as the inherent complex of attributes that determines a person's moral and ethical actions and reactions. The actions and reactions of one's mind will sooner or later be shown in that person's actions.
These actions and reactions, repeated as often as the situation occurs, will soon become a habit, and in the end, they lead to a certain type of personality. This personality brings with it a destiny.
Therefore, all starts in the brain. It is just like the birth of a baby. It has to be conceived first, so as to be born after nine months of pregnancy. The same way, the action has to be first conceived in the brain, and only when this brain conception takes place, the action will be turned into a certain behavior or an obvious deed.
So, be careful what you conceive in your mind! Once conceived, it will grow. Aborting that thought and changing your personality over again will not be easy. Some quotes and proverbs about the same are mentioned to inspire you.
"If you want to be thought of as a solid, reliable pillar of your community when you're 50, you can't be an irresponsible, corner-cutting exploiter at 25. ... You determine your reputation by deciding who and what you are and by keeping that lofty vision of yourself in mind, even when you're having a rip-roaring good time."
― William Raspberry
"It is no dishonor to be in a minority, in the cause of liberty and virtue."
― Sam Adams

"There never was a good knife made of bad steel."
― Benjamin Franklin

"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself into one."
― James A. Froude
"The true test of character is not how much we know what to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
― John Holt

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
― Albert Einstein

"It is virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity."
― Cicero
"Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece, by thought, choice, courage, and determination."
― H. Jackson Brown

"Who may make discovery of a woman of virtue? For her price is much higher than jewels."
― King Solomon
"A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behavior is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones."
― King Solomon

"The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back."
― Abigail Van Buren
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
― Helen Keller
"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning, waiting to be fulfilled by him."
― Victor Frankl

"Judge your natural character by what you do in your dreams."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is necessary to stick to your beliefs and conceptions, and stay in the company of those who have a positive influence on your life. Hence, if we want to become people of noble character, we than have to seek for the company of such people. After all, he who walks with the wise, becomes wise.