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
Fate is character.
Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live,
as well as strong to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Such as are thy habitual thoughts,
such also will be the character of thy mind;
for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.