First of all, I never think of my characters as good or evil. I play them as honestly as I can. When you're playing a good character, you have an idea that you're playing the hero and the good guy.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The time is always right to do what is right.
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.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
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.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
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.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
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.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
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.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. 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.
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