Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
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.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece - by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls.
If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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.
Beauty has a lot to do with character.
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
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.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and Responsibility of our existence.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
The monster was the best friend I ever had.
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process.
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