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    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.

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A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

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

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

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If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions read more

If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.

by Cicero Found in: Character Quotes,
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Vitanda est improba Siren Desidia. (That shameful Siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.)

Vitanda est improba Siren Desidia. (That shameful Siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.)

by Horace Found in: Character Quotes,
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A great unrecognized incapacity.
[Fr., Une grande incapacite inconnue.]

A great unrecognized incapacity.
[Fr., Une grande incapacite inconnue.]

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Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so head he many vices; . . .
he had two distinct persons read more

Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so head he many vices; . . .
he had two distinct persons in him.

by Robert Burton 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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Your father used to come home to my mother, and why may not I be
a chippe of the read more

Your father used to come home to my mother, and why may not I be
a chippe of the same block out of which you two were cutte?

by A.h. Bullen Found in: Character Quotes,
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Only the mediocre are always at their best!

Only the mediocre are always at their best!

by Johnathan Winters Found in: Character Quotes,
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