Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
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.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
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.
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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
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.
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.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.
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