We can't control the impressions others form about us, and the effort to do so only debases our character.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Our character ... is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
Character is the moral strength to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
You can get everything money will buy without a lick of character, but you can't get any of the things money won't buy: happiness, joy, peace of mind, winning relationships, etc., without character.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Essential characteristics of a gentleman: The will to put himself in the place of others; the horror of forcing others into positions from which he would himself recoil; and the power to do what seems to him to be right without considering what others may say or think.
Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
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