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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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 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.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
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 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.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
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.
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.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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.