Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and Responsibility of our existence.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.
The monster was the best friend I ever had.
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity.
Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; - read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Who knows nothing base, Fears nothing known.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
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