The right time to show your good character is when you are pestered by somebody weaker than you. - Buddha

The knock at the door tells the character of the visitor! - T. K. V. Desikachar

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham

Reputation is what you are in the light; character is what you are in the dark. - American Proverb

A character is a completely fashioned will. - Novalis

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. - David Lloyd George

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Ability will enable a man to go to the top, but it takes character to keep him there. - Unknown

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. - Elmer G. Leterman

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. - John Wooden

Good character, like good soup, is made at home. - Unknown

Character is much easier kept than recovered. - Unknown

People rarely disclose their character so clearly as when they describe someone else's. - Unknown

Character is that force that enables an individual to carry out a resolution once the mood in which that resolution was born has died. - Unknown

If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself. - American Proverb

Like a fence, character cannot be strengthened by whitewash. - American Proverb

Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking. - J.C. Watts, Jr.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Character and personal force are the only investments that are worth anything. - Walt Whitman

Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life, is the source from which self-respect springs. - Joan Didion

Good not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece--by thought, choice, courage, and determination. - John Luther

When duty calls, that is when character counts. - William Safire

Many people have character who have nothing else. - Don Herold

If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. - Woodrow Wilson

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. - Malcolm S. Forbes

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us. - Horace Mann

Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can't be ultimately changed. It's the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins. - Sam Shepard

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. - D.L. Moody

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. - Phillips Brooks

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. - James A. Froude

Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. - Michael Lapoce

Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered. - Merikare

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for. - Robert Quillen

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone. - Cyrus A. Bartol

People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world. - Michael Josephson

Character is simply habit long continued. - Plutarch

No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent. - Marcelene Cox

The real character of a man is found out by his amusements. - Joshua Reynolds