A Quote by James Hillman on soul, intelligence, fate, myth, tragedy, imagination, and character

It helps to regard soul as an active intelligence, forming and plotting each person’s fate. Translators use “plot” to render the ancient Greek word mythos in English. The plots that entangle our souls and draw forth our characters are the great myths. That is why we need a sense of myth and knowledge of different myths to gain insight into our epic struggles, our misalliances, and our tragedies. Myths show the imaginative structures inside our messes, and our human characters can locate themselves against the background of the characters of myth.

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on fame, popularity, money, and character

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident and money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

Source: "Breaks of the Game" by David Halberstam; orginally quoted from Horace Greeley

Contributed by: Tony Z

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on greatness, character, and uberman

“To give style” to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on life, challenge, and character

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Learning to Live

A Quote by Heraclitus of Ephesus on integrity, destiny, and character

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 full light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do, is who you become. Your integrity is your is the light that guides your way.

Heraclitus Ephesus

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A Quote by Elizabeth Berg on new and important, rest, weariness, sickness, quiet of my own self, unload my head, think, being alone for awhile, character, and nun

When it's new and important, you have to rest in between times.  And anyway, even when I like a person there is a weariness that comes.  I can be with someone and everything is fine and then all of a sudden it can wash over me like a sickness, that I need the quiet of my own self.  I need to unload my head and look at what I've got in there so far.  See it.  Think what it means.  I always need to come back to being alone for awhile.  I guess I sort of got used to it when I was younger and now it's mixed in my character like eggs in a cake.  Sometimes I wonder, does this mean I'll have to be a nun or something?

Elizabeth Berg

Source: Joy School (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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A Quote by Maxine Hong Kingston on change, women, character, learning, logic, words, truth, and manifestation

Be careful what you say. It comes true. It comes true. I had to leave home in order to see the world logically, logic the new way of seeing. I learned to think that mysteries are for explanation. I enjoy the simplicity. Concrete pours out of my mouth to cover the forests with freeways and sidewalks. Give me plastics, periodical tables, TV dinners with vegetables no more complex than peas mixed with diced carrots. Shine floodlights into dark corners: no ghosts.

Maxine Hong Kingston

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A Quote by Herman Hesse on courage, character, sinister, moral, and ethic

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Herman Hesse

Source: Quotation Page,

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on wealth, health, and character

If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on leadership and character a light, not a judge; a model, not a critic.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: Principle Centered Leadership, Pages: 25

Contributed by: mattmoes

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