Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say.
Human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what serves to increase the pleasure of the moment.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Therefore only an utterly senseless person can fail to know that our characters are the result of our conduct.
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans.
It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
I'm not smart enough to lie.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
If, then, one should try to sum up the character of women's fiction at the present moment, one would say that it is courageous; it is sincere; it keeps closely to what women feel. It is not bitter. It does not insist upon its femininity.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences , just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow.
If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you.
You could know a man not by what his friends said about him, but by how he treated his servants.
Don't let yourself slip and get any perfect characters... keep them people, people, people, and don't let them get to be symbols.