A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
‒ Abraham Lincoln
Always do right this will gratify some and astonish the rest
‒ Mark Twain
If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you
‒ Zig Ziglar
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character
‒ Albert Einstein
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character
‒ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams
‒ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved
‒ Helen Keller
Character, like a kettle, once mended, always requires repairs
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built
‒ Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
‒ Warren Buffett
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
‒ Thomas Paine
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a
relative to do the business.
‒ Alexander Pope
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
‒ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing
power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement
will always be in demand under all conditions.
‒ Roger Babson
You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.
‒ Malcom Forbes
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