A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
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.
I've learned one thing: you can only really get to know a person after a row. Only then can you judge their true character!
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.