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A character is a person in a narrative work of arts (such as a novel, play, television show/series, or film). Derived from the ancient Greek word kharaktêr, the English word dates from the Restoration, although it became widely used after its appearance in Tom Jones in 1749. From this, the sense of "a part played by an actor" developed.
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- Virtue and vice had boundaries in old time,
Not to be pass'd.
- William Cowper, The Task (1785), Book III, line 75.
- So over violent, or over civil,
That every man with him was God or Devil.
- John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681), Part I, line 557.
- We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. People that do not laugh or cry, or take more of anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary-words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't care most for those flat pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast Table (1859), Chapter III. Iris.
- Whatever comes from the brain carries the hue of the place it came from, and whatever comes from the heart carries the heat and color of its birthplace.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast Table (1859), Chapter VI.
- A tender heart; a will inflexible.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus (1872), Part III. The New England Tragedies. John Endicott, Act III, scene 2.
- So mild, so merciful, so strong, so good,
So patient, peaceful, loyal, loving, pure.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus, The Golden Legend (1872), Part V, line 319.
- For contemplation he and valor formed,
For softness she and sweet attractive grace.
- Her virtue and the conscience of her worth,
That would be wooed, and not unsought be won.
- Character is what you are in the dark.
- Dwight L. Moody, attributed by his son, William R. Moody, D. L. Moody (1930), chapter 66, p. 503.
- From loveless youth to unrespected age,
No passion gratified, except her rage,
So much the fury still outran the wit,
That pleasure miss'd her, and the scandal hit.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle II, line 125.
- In men we various ruling passions find;
In women two almost divide the kind;
Those only fixed, they first or last obey,
The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle II, line 207.
- Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (1712), Canto V, line 34.
- I know him a notorious liar,
Think him a great way fool, solely a coward;
Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him,
That they take place, when virtue's steely bones
Look bleak i' the cold wind.
- He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless everywhere;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act IV, scene 2, line 19.
- There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee.
- I grant him bloody,
Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful,
Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
That has a name.
- When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.
- He makes no friend who never made a foe.
- The man that makes a character, makes foes.
- Edward Young, Epistles to Mr. Pope (1830), Epistle I, line 28.
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- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 97-106.
- There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill behoves any of us
To find fault with the rest of us.
- They love, they hate, but cannot do without him.
- All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
- Edmund Burke, Letters, Letter I, On a Regicide Peace.
- With more capacity for love than earth
Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth,
His early dreams of good out-stripp'd the truth,
And troubled manhood follow'd baffled youth.
- Lord Byron, Lara, A Tale (1814), Canto I, Stanza 18.
- Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
- Thomas Carlyle, Goethe, Edinburgh Review (1828).
- We are firm believers in the maxim that, for all right judgment of any man or thing, it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
- Thomas Carlyle, Essays, Goethe.
- In every deed of mischief, he [Andronicus Comnenus] had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
- Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IX, p. 94.
- That man may last, but never lives,
Who much receives, but nothing gives;
Whom none can love, whom none can thank,—
Creation's blot, creation's blank.
- Thomas Gibbons, When Jesus Dwelt.
- He is truly great that is little in himself, and that maketh no account of any height of honors.
- Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapter III.
- Soft-heartedness, in times like these,
Shows sof'ness in the upper story.
- James Russell Lowell, Biglow Papers, Second Series. No. 7, line 119.
- Endurance is the crowning quality,
And patience all the passion of great hearts.
- James Russell Lowell, Columbus, line 237.
- Eripitur persona, manet res.
- The mask is torn off, while the reality remains.
- Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, III. 58.
- Who knows nothing base,
Fears nothing known.
- Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton), A Great Man, Stanza 8.
- The true greatness of nations is in those qualities which constitute the greatness of the individual.
- Charles Sumner—Oration on the True Grandeur of Nations.
- Fame is what you have taken,
Character's what you give;
When to this truth you waken,
Then you begin to live.
- Bayard Taylor, Improvisations, Stanza XI.
- The hearts that dare are quick to feel;
The hands that wound are soft to heal.
- Bayard Taylor, Soldiers of Peace.
- Whatever capacities there may be for enjoyment or for suffering in this strange being of ours, and God only knows what they are, they will be drawn out wholly in accordance with character.
- Mark Hopkins, p. 45.