Definitions: (1) an individual pattern of behavior or personality; (2) an essential quality; nature; kind or sort; (3) a distinctive trait, quality, or attribute; (4) moral constitution or strength; self-discipline, fortitude, or integrity; (5) a person conspicuously different and unique from others

Synonyms: cast, disposition, repute, temperament, type

People Who Exemplify This Quality:
• Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977) American Singer
• Wladziu Valentino Liberace (1919-1987) American Pianist and Entertainer

• Character is grace under pressure. — Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) American Author

• Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. — Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Episcopal Author

• Character comes from following our highest sense of right, from trusting ideals without being sure they’ll work. — Richard Bach (1936-) One

• Character cannot be developed in ease and quite. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Deaf Blind Lecturer

• The measure of the spiritual capacity of the evolving soul is your faith in truth and your love for man, but the measure of your human strength of character is your ability to resist the holding of grudges and your capacity to withstand brooding in the face of deep sorrow. Defeat is the true mirror in which you may honestly view your real self. — The Urantia Book (156:5.17)