H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
James Russell Lowell
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Reputation is the shell a man discards when he leaves life for immortality. His character he takes with him.
Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is.