As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.

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.

Character, not circumstances, make the man.

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character.

Distance tests a horse's strength. Time reveals a person's character.

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.

How can you have charisma? Be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you.

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.

Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth -- in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words -- in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations. This requires an int

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

Men are what their mothers made them.

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character give him power.

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

Self respect can not be hunted. It can not be purchased. It is not for sale. It can never be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have

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

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity

You wouldn't worry what others think of you . . . If you'd realize how seldom they do!

Your mental attitude gives your entire personality a drawing power that attracts the circumstances, things and people you think about most!