"By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character."
-- Grenville Kleiser
"Be a role model not a critic. Don't tell your children, your peers, or your subordinates what to do – show them. And when the lesson is over, keep showing them by demonstrating that your actions are part of your character, not part of their curriculum."
-- Denis Waitley
"Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance."
-- Charles H. Parkhurst
"The real character of a man is found out by his amusements."
-- Sir Joshua Reynolds
"The highest qualities of character... must be earned."
-- Lyman Abbott
"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
-- Proverbs 23:7, Bible
"Do what you know and perception is converted into character."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your ability to function well in the inevitable crisis is the true measure of the person you are."
-- Brian Tracy
"If it ever came to a choice between compromising my moral principles and the performance of my duties, I know I'd go with the moral principles."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."
-- Andre Gide
"A man's life is interesting primarily when he had failed, for it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself."
-- Georges Clemenceau
"He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be defected by the former is not likely to be transported with the latter."
-- Henry Fielding
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
-- John Milton
"My preferred person today is one who is always aware of the needs of others, or their pain and fear and unhappiness, and their search for self-respect. I once liked clever people. Now I like good people."
-- Soloman Freehof
"The highest reward for a man´s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it."
-- John Ruskin
"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