We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
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.
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.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The time is always right to do what is right.
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.
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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.
Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
We are what we do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
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.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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