Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
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.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
A life devoted to trifles, not only takes away the inclination, but the capacity for higher pursuits. The truths of Christianity have scarcely more influence on a frivolous than on a profligate character.
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men.
Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap adestiny.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power.
When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.