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.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
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.
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 cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
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.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
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 measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
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.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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