Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
James A. Michener
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
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.
James Russell Lowell
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
To measure the man, measure his heart.
It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
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