6 Famous Poems About Character Development

Your true identity is your character. You live in people’s hearts with your character. If you do good to people, avoid bad deeds, then you are a good person. Create recognition among people with your good character so that you can be recognized even after you leave the world. Here are collected the best poems about character development that will surely inspire you.

Characters Of Good Person

Poem About Character Development


Worth Of Character

by George H. Colton

The most precious things this side of the grave
are our reputation and our life.

But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper
may deprive us of the one,
and the weakest weapon of the other.

A wise man, therefore, will be more anxious to
deserve a fair name than to possess it,
and this will teach him so to live,
as not to be afraid to die.


A Strong Character

One must, in life, make his own observations,
Frame his own inductions,
And apply them in action as he goes along.

The habit of finding out the best thing to do next,
And then doing it, is the basis of character.

A strong and efficient character is built up by doing,
Not by imitation or by feeling, or by suggestion.


First Stain

How little it takes to stain the character.

A single drop of ink is a very small thing,
yet dipped into a tumbler of clean water,
it blackens the whole.

And so the first oath, the first lie,
the first glass of drink, seem very small things,
yet leave a dark stain upon the character.

Look out for the first stain.


Your Character

Poet: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

It is only when people begin to care for each other
That the fineness of human nature is seen.
As long as you don’t love anybody much,
Your character is like a garden in winter,
one virtue is under a glass shade,
And another is covered over with straw,
And all of them are pinched and sickly.
Then love comes by, and it is summer;
And your garden rejoices and blossoms like a rose,
without your bothering about it.


Greatness To Character

by George Henry Lewes

Strength of will is the quality most needing cultivating in mankind.
Will is the central force which gives strength and greatness to character.

We overestimate the value of talent because it dazzles us,
and we are apt to underrate the importance
of will because its works are less shining.

Talent gracefully adorns life,
but it is will which carries us victoriously through the struggle.

Intellect is the torch which lights us on our way,
will the strong arm which rough hews the path for us. . . .

In this world there cannot be virtue without strong will,
the weak “know the right, and yet the wrong pursue.”

Knowledge, after all, is not the greatest thing, in life;
it is not the “be-all” and the “end-all ” here.
Life is not a science.

The light of intellect is truly a precious light,
but its aim and its end is simply to shine.

Strength of character,
goodness, loving-kindness, and quiet self-sacrifice
are worth all the talents in the world.


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