You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
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.
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
A good name is better than precious ointment.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
The more peculiarly his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Manliness means perfect manhood, as womanliness implies perfect womanhood. Manliness is the character of a man as he ought to be, as he was meant to be.
The only equitable manner in my opinion, of judging the character of a man is to examine if there are personal calculations in his conduct; if there are not, we may blame his manner of judging, but we are not the less bound to esteem him.