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.
It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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 what we do when we think no one is looking.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can't change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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