First of all, I never think of my characters as good or evil. I play them as honestly as I can. When you're playing a good character, you have an idea that you're playing the hero and the good guy.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin,...
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
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.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
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