Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein
Character is a commodity that cannot be bought, cannot be stolen, and cannot be borrowed from any other. Byron Pulsifer
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece - by thought, choice, courage, and determination. H. J. Brown
The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. Lyndon Johnson
Character is something no one can take from you when you are true to your values and ethics. Byron Pulsifer
The people "have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge - I mean of the character and conduct of their rulers. John Adams
In a president, character is everything. A president doesn't have to be brilliant. He doesn't have to be clever; you can hire clever.
You can hire pragmatic, and you can buy and bring in policy wonks. But you can't buy courage and decency,
you can't rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him.
He needs to have, in that much maligned word, but a good one nonetheless, a "vision" of the
future he wishes to create. But a vision is worth little if a president
doesn't have the character - the courage and heart - to see it through.
Change is one of the toughest paths you'll traverse, but with honesty and hard work, you'll see that your character is something you can develop and is not an invariable given to you at birth.
Milton Katselas, Dreams into Action, Getting what you want!
If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I'll tell you what you are. That determines your character.
Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.
Jean Paul Richter
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
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.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Character is habit long continued.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Bernard M. Baruch
Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; these are its sign and note and character.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
A man's character reaches town before his person.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
William Arthur Ward
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King