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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
Some of us are more concerned with our reputation than our character. The latter takes care of the former.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
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.
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.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Character is made by what you stand for;reputation by what you fall for.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Character is what you are in the dark.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." Longfellow "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
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.
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