A character is a completely fashioned will.

A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.

A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

A man's character is his guardian divinity.

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.

A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

A rich man has no need of character.

Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.

All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.

An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou

Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.

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