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.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
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.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
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.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
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.
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
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
True greatness is not measured by the headlines a person commands or the wealth he or she accumulates. The inner character of a person-the undergirding moral and spiritual values and commitments-is the true measure of lasting greatness.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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