Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me
Your CHARACTER is your own handiwork.
What is a man’s first duty? The answer’s brief: To be himself.
Character is what you are in the dark
Character is what you when nobody is looking
The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character.
-Emma Dunhan Kelly-
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.
-Abigail Van Buren-
Character is the interpretation of habits.
Character is simply habits long continued.
Education has for its objects the formation of character.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
There is no better indication of a man’s character than the company which he keeps.
People seems not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
Talent is formed in quiet retreat, character in the headlong rush of life.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
In this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.
Parents can only give good advice or put them (children) on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.