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Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man read more

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels; one warehouses, another villas; bricks and mortar are mortar and bricks until the architect can make them something else.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Character Quotes,
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You must look into people, as well as at them.

You must look into people, as well as at them.

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: Character Quotes,
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So well she acted all and every part
By turns--with that vivacious versatility,
Which many people take read more

So well she acted all and every part
By turns--with that vivacious versatility,
Which many people take for want of heart.
They err--'tis merely what is call'd mobility,
A thing of temperament and not of art,
Though seeming so, from its supposed facility;
And false--though true; for surely they're sincerest
Who are strongly acted on by what is nearest.

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Knight without fear and without reproach.
[Fr., Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.]

Knight without fear and without reproach.
[Fr., Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.]

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

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Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

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Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, for you can no more insult a mature read more

Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, for you can no more insult a mature man that you can paint the air.

by Vernon Howard Found in: Character Quotes,
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Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.

by Faith Baldwin Found in: Character Quotes,
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The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the read more

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.

by Bo Bennett Found in: Character Quotes,
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