My cool bloggy friend, Toni, from A Daily Dose of Toni has this great weekly ritual of posting Favorite Quotes – the quotes that people come up with are very inspiring, so if you haven’t had a chance to check out Quotable Sunday, now’s your chance! πŸ˜‰ This week I have chosen quotes about ‘Character’:

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Thomas Paine

“The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.”
Joseph Le Conte

“It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.” J. Petit Senn

“Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” George Dana Boardman

“Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.” J. B. Gough

“Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.” Cyrus A. Bartol

“Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let us not say, Every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, Every man is the architect of his own character.” George Dana Boardman

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Want to join us on Quotable Sunday? Here are the basic and easy-to-follow rules…come on and join in, it’s fun! πŸ˜‰

The rules (for newbies)
~Go to your blog and post one or more of your favorite quotes.
~Go to Toni’s and sign mister linky with the link to your post and then go visit the other participants and leave some comment love.
~Spread the word of course…we want lots of Quotes to read πŸ™‚

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  1. what a cute idea and i will have to thnk about this one! i picked up your button… i finally figured out how!!

  2. Hi Stacy.
    Happy Sunday to you.

    Can we add some of these posts to S & B? You've been busy posting.

    Enjoy the 'spring'!!

  3. What a great topic! I love the Thomas Paine quote. (I think that’s the name!) πŸ™‚ I was boring and did Love quotes for V day (from movies).

  4. Great quotes you’ve chosen!! How fun!! Never thought about opening up something like that, haha. I’ve been doing quotes on Sundays for awhile now. It’s always a great thing to share!


  5. @annie kelleher: It’s so much fun to see all the quotes people choose…c’mon and join in! πŸ˜‰ WooHoo! You figured out the button…way to go! πŸ™‚

    @I am Harriet: Happy Sunday to you, too, Harriet! πŸ™‚ You have my total permission (and undying gratitude) to use any posts you deem worthy for S & B! Thank you! πŸ™‚ LOL! It's only 9:30 and it's already 57 degrees out…the birds are chirping like crazy! πŸ™‚ Some groundhog we had…(snicker!)

    @blueviolet Thanks, Elizabeth! Focusing on Character is always a good thing… πŸ˜‰

    @Lolli: The Thomas Paine quote is one of my favorites, too… I’m looking forward to stopping by and checking out your Love quotes – and Love is never boring, Lolli! πŸ˜‰

    @Tabitha Blue: Oh, you should totally add your link to Mr. Linky – then everyone who’s participating in this can enjoy your weekly quotes, too! πŸ™‚

  6. Morn Stacy!! I like your quotes today!! So far you and toni both have osme great one’s, I got mine from tv………lol

  7. I enjoyed all of your quotes. My favorite is “The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.” Joseph Le Conte

    We’re known by character. It surfaces in all that we say and do.

  8. @Lori: Morning, Lori! πŸ™‚ Thanks very much! I enjoyed your TV ones! πŸ˜‰

    @my2boyz: Thank you very much! I enjoyed yours, too! πŸ™‚

    @rmgales: Thank you! I absolutely agree – our character surfaces in everything we say and do! πŸ™‚

    @Jolene: Thank you very much, Jolene! πŸ™‚

  9. I always love the quotes you post–I’m such a wanna-be Transcendentalist… πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Sunday!

  10. Great quotes today, but hey they are great every Sunday! Happy Sunday hope your weekend is going well πŸ™‚

  11. I’m a sucker for good quotes. People who can come up with a sentence or two that make us stop in our tracks and think–really think–get all my respect.

  12. Great quotes! I really needed them today. I’m faltering in a decision I need to make, the quote about tolerating someone’s faults is what has the most character really said a lot to me.. I needed a nice slap in the brain..


  13. This quote is my favorite:
    “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Thomas Paine

    I’ll hold a little tighter to this one until I’m through the “storm” with someone going on a smear campaign in my name. Some crazy things have gotten back to me but I know the truth and who I am in Christ. No person can take that away from me. In the meantime, I’m enjoying life and the individual God made me. πŸ™‚

  14. -It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
    Love that one. Great quotes today!!

  15. Great character quotes. I love quotes, in general. I just read through your quotes listed three times in a row!

  16. @Nicole: LOL! You’re funny, Nicole, that’s what you are! πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

    @Firefly: Thanks so much, Firefly! πŸ™‚ My Sunday is going well – hope yours is too! πŸ™‚

    @Frogs in my formula: I couldn’t agree with you more! πŸ™‚

    @Lilith Silvermane: LOL Lilith! Glad the quotes were able to give you the nice slap in the brain you needed…(grin!!)

    @Amy A.K.A. “The Mrs.”: Awww, Amy – I sure hope the ‘storm’ passes quickly…it sucks when people are morons and do a smear campaign – or even participate in one. You’re right – you know the truth, and who you are in Christ. Absolutely no one can take that from you. ((HUGZ!!))

    @Valerie(momof3crazykids): That is a great one! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Yaya: LOL Yaya! I love quotes in general, too – and I’m sure I’ve read some three times in a row, too! πŸ˜‰

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