When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.   Billy Graham

You can’t develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.   Leonard Ravenhill

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

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.    Helen Keller

The cynic puts all human actions into two classes – openly bad and secretly bad. Henry Ward Beecher

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.   Charles Spurgeon

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.   Charles Spurgeon

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.   Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Make but few explanations. The character that cannot defend itself is not worth vindicating.   Frederick W. Robertson

It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them.   Frederick W. Robertson

Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.   Henry Drummond

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.   Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

The true boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale, our guardian angel quits his charge of us.   Owen Feltham

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.   Owen Feltham

A man is not good or bad for one action.   Thomas Fuller

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak, but they show what he is.   Thomas a Kempis

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.   Thomas Adams

If you would test the character of anything, you only need to enquire whether that thing leads you to God or away from God.   Watchman Nee

Nothing is more pathetic than having a small character in a big assignment. Many of us don’t want to give attention to our character, we just want the big assignment from God.   Henry Blackaby

It is impossible to be our best at the supreme moment if character is corroded and eaten into by daily inconsistency, unfaithfulness, and besetting sin.   F.B. Meyer

God is much more concerned about your character than your career, because you will take your character into eternity, but not your career.   Rick Warren

God is more concerned with conforming me to the likeness of His Son than leaving me in my comfort zones. God is more interested in inward qualities than outward circumstances – things like refining my faith, humbling my heart, cleaning up my thought life and strengthening my character.   Joni Eareckson Tada

As the excellence of steel is strength, and the excellence of art is beauty, so the excellence of mankind is moral character.   A.W. Tozer

Your reputation is what people say about you. Your character is what God and your wife know about you.   Billy Sunday

Because I had been a basketball player, it never dawned on me to evaluate people on the basis of color. If you could play, you could play. In America it would appear that there is more openness, acceptance, and teamwork in the gym than in the church of Jesus Christ.   Jim Cymbala

The storms of winter often bring out the defects in a man’s dwelling, and sickness often exposes the gracelessness of a man’s soul. Surely anything that makes us find out the real character of our faith is good.   J.C. Ryle

The Bible indicates that our thought lives ultimately determine our character. Solomon said, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is”.    Jerry Bridges

Better be alone than in bad company.   Thomas Fuller

If an ass goes traveling he will not come home a horse.   Thomas Fuller

He has brought himself to this state; he has exposed his heart as a common road to every evil influence of the world, till it has become hard as a pavement.   Richard Chenevix Trench

Before one can display a quiet mouth he must first possess a quiet spirit, for out of the abundance of the spirit does the mouth speak.    Watchman Nee

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