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Character is simply habit long continued. ...
by Plutarch

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- Plutarch

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world:
but each of them,
when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
- Plutarch

 

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

When the strong box contains no more both friends and
flatterers shun the door.
- Plutarch

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man;
but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good
learn wisdom for the future.
- Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
- Plutarch

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
- Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
- Plutarch

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men,
is at least human.
- Plutarch

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear;
but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek


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