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.
In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded.
Fame is what you have taken, / Character's what you give; / When to this truth you waken, / Then you begin to live.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.
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.
To measure the man, measure his heart.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
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.
Character is the moral strength to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay.
Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself.
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
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.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
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