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.
Children who reach the age of eighteen with their entire skills set composed on Nintendo and eating Doritos have been neglected. Their parents neglected to give them the character traits necessary to live successfully.
I was a solid C student because I was doing so many plays. I was a drama nerd, but I was also kind of a Zelig-like character; I would shift between different groups of people. But the people I spent most of my time with were either chorus or swing choir or the drama nerds.
You don't build your character by doing what everybody else is doing.
The greatest test of a man's character is his tongue.
The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character.
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Wealth is not the standard of worth. Some people put cash before character.
I like characters. I like spirited characters whether they exist in fiction or real life. Whether they're the invention of artistic people or directors, musicians. I think music and art and fashion designers inspire me and I like characters.
Character is supreme in life, hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code but a character.
Sometimes it's the words we choose not to say that speak most loudly about our character.
I think that a lot of women that know they're going to be part of history somehow decide to have a character to be remembered by.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
The way of creating believable characters is not by conforming to a set of PC rules.
What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Writing from a character is really fun - sometimes you can be more honest through somebody else's perspective.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
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 determined by what we do if every restraint were removed.
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
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