You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.
A good name will shine forever.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
Character is, for the most part,
simply habit become fixed.
Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Let us not say, Every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, Every man is the architect of his own character.