The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. -- John Dewey
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he’s born.
-- William R. Inge
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. -- Albert Einstein
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. -- Alphonse Karr
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. -- Sir Winston Churchill
Character is destiny. -- Heraclitus
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand. -- Baruch Spinoza
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. -- Joseph Hall
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
-- Herbert Samuel
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. -- Abraham Lincoln