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Essay On Good Character

This is a sample free to read short essay on Character for school students.

It is truly said:

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost.

When health is lost, something is lost.

But when character is lost, everything is lost.”

Character is everything in a man’s life. It is the total personality of man. A man without character is just a dead body that is hated by everybody.

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The importance of character can be realized from the fact that a student seeking admission from one school or college to another has to produce a character certifi­cate from the former institution. A person applying for some post must produce a character certificate from the head of the institution he last attended.

Character is the sum total of all the good qualities in a man. It consists in hon­esty, truthful speech and dealings, dutiful- nests, diligence, and obedience to parents, teach­ers and elders. Sincerity, love of mankind, inner goodness and desire to do well to others and to be free from hatred, jealousy and malice are also part of character. To live in harmony with the people of all religions, races, castes and nations may be added to the characteristics of high character. Not to cast an evil eye on a member of the opposite sex is the essence of high moral character.

Sometimes, there may be instances of loose moral character. But most often there are just rumors and guess-works which are deliberately engineered to malign a per­son out of jealousy or animosity. One should think twice before casting aspersions on anybody. We must accept all such rumors with a grain of salt. In any case, a man of character is bound to come out of the dark clouds as the sun appears bright in the sky.

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How comes physical attractiveness still defines who we like and dislike instead of looking at a person’s character or does it really?


Firstly let me let you guys know that when I say character I also refer to personality and manners within an individual.


When we meet someone with a good character for example those who are kind, appreciative, patient, understanding, helpful or supportive we have this innate tendency to fall in love with everything that is attached to them this includes their looks and we also begin to appreciate spending time with them and so form an attachment because of their good nature.  Some people start relationships by admiring looks and then moving on to  getting to know how the person is, however others look at the character of the individual first and pay less attention on looks. Which person are you?


A person’s character really does define who they are and how they look. My definition of beauty is derived from character so someone who looks beautiful is basically equal to someone who has good character so beauty is only achieved by having goodness.


Facial features don’t carry any value as much as good character does because good character cannot be brought but good looks can be through plastic surgery and makeup etc.


On the other hand, if someone has a cheap bad character for example those who lie, cheat, arrogant, selfish and inconsiderate we immediately dislike them and they don’t appear beautiful to us because there character is what shapes there looks no matter how pretty they may appear on the outside.


This sets an important criterion of being able to look into a person’s internal self before accepting them as what they appear externally.


If someone looks gorgeous and has a perfect hip to waist ratio, height, and facial symmetry but also has a bad character which would you choose the character or the looks? Would you approve or disapprove?


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