Character

Mahatma Gandhi Page

“Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Source/Notes: A list closing an article in Young India (22 October 1925); Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 33 (PDF) p. 135
Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“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.

Source/Notes: I Have A Dream (1963)
Anne Frank Page

“How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

- Anne Frank

Source/Notes: The Diary of a Young Girl (1942-1944), 15 July 1944
Abraham Lincoln Page

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

- Abraham Lincoln

Source/Notes: Attributed
Heraclitus Page

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny — it is the light that guides your way.”

- Heraclitus

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Emma Goldman Page

“The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.”

- Emma Goldman

Source/Notes: Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“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.

Source/Notes: I Have a Dream (1963)
Anne Frank Page

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

- Anne Frank

Source/Notes: The Diary of a Young Girl (1942-1944), 15 July 1944
Helen Keller Page

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

- Helen Keller

Anonymous Page

“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

- Anonymous

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Archer G. Jones Page

“There is but one rule of conduct for a man _ to do the right thing. The cost may be dear in money, in friends, in influence, in labor, in a prolonged and painful sacrifice, but the cost not to do right is far more dear: You pay in the integrity of your manhood, in your honor, in strength of character; and, for a timely gain, you barter the infinite.”

- Archer G. Jones

Brigham Young Page

“I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.”

- Brigham Young

Abigail Van Buren Page

“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

Mahatma Gandhi Page

“The 7 Deadly Sins are: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Business without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Charlie Chaplin Page

“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

- Charlie Chaplin

Source/Notes: Earliest occurrence without attribution was found in: The Journal of Mental Science, Volume 66 (1920), p. 236

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Menander Page

“Bad company corrupts good character.”

- Menander

Source/Notes: The Fragments of Attic Comedy (1959 edition), Brill Archive
Theodore Roosevelt Page

“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!”

- Theodore Roosevelt