Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as strong to think.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
—Dwight L. Moody
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him or to him.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Character is what a man is in the dark.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
If one doesn't have a character like Abraham Lincoln or Joan of Arc, a diet simply disintegrates into eating exactly what you want to eat, but with a bad conscience.
—Maria Augusta Trapp
The maxims of men reveal their characters.
—Luc de Clapiers
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…would you slow down? Or speed up?
—Chuck Palahniuk in Invisible Monsters
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
—Thomas Babington Macaulay
Will is the means by which we overcome the problems that life or genes have handed us. Without it, there is no true character.
While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.