Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Herbert Hoover was a man of genuine, fine character, but he lacked practical political sense. And he couldn’t bend and shift and change with the requirements of the time. And he was a ruined President, because he was such a, I think, stiff-backed ideologue. And I think that speaks volumes about his character.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
The man of character is the persistent man, the man who is faithful to his own word, his own convictions, his own affections.
From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.