Related Index Topics: Christianity, Commitment, Friendship, Human Nature, Initiative, Sacrifice, Service, Conviction/Compromise, Sample.


  1. It’s what you do when you have nothing to do that reveals what you are.


  1. Not on the stage alone, but in the World also, a man’s real character comes out best in his asides.


  1. What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.


  1. Reputation is what you need to get a job; character is what you need to keep it.


  1. Character, like embroidery, is made stitch by stitch.


  1. Men of genius are admired; men of wealth are envied; men of power are feared; but only men of uprightness are trusted.


  1. Much may be known of man’s character by what excites his laughter.


  1. Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.


  1. You cannot control the length of your life, but you can control its breadth, depth, & height.


  1. Many a man’s reputation would not recognise his character if they met in the dark.


  1. Your reputation can be damaged by the opinions of others. Only you yourself can damage your character.


  1. The real measure of a man’s wealth is how much he would be worth if he lost all his money.


  1. It has been said, “We are not what we think we are, but–what we think, we are.”


  1. Personality has the power to open many doors, but character must keep them open.


  1. A man’s character is what he is before God.


  1. Everything in life is a test of character.


  1. Circumstances never create character; they merely reveal it.


  1. Reputation is what men think you are; character is what God knows you are.