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  1. Moral character

    Moral character or character is an evaluation of a particular individual's durable moral qualities. The concept of character can imply a variety of attributes including the existence or lack of virtues such as integrity, courage, fortitude, honesty, and loyalty, or of good behaviors or habits. Moral character primarily refers to the assemblage of qualities that distinguish one individual from another — although on a cultural level, the set of moral behaviors to which a social group adheres can be said to unite and define it culturally as distinct from others. Psychologist Lawrence Pervin defines moral character as "a disposition to express behavior in consistent patterns of functions across a range of situations."

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  1. John Locke:

    We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.

  2. Nathaniel Emmons:

    I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.

  3. Elias Boudinot:

    Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.

  4. Aristotle:

    What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    For any relationship to become successful, whether it's personal or business, your loyalty to three most important values is an absolute must in life. Those three values are Honesty, Integrity and Truth, in my view. You don't need any rules for complying with these three fundamental values that define your moral character and trustworthiness.

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