Honor your commitments with integrity.
A man’s ledger does not tell what he is, or what he is worth. Count what is in man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth – whether rich or poor.
You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you’re gonna drag yourself through the mud.
Character is formed, not by laws, commands, and decrees, but by quiet influence, unconscious suggestion, and personal guidance.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
The noblest contribution which any man can make for the benefit of posterity, is that of character. The richest bequest which any man can leave to the youth of his native land, is that of a shining, spotless example.
Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do: That is character!
Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on guard. It is in insignificant matters, and in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others, and denies nothing to itself.
It seems that the analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. And literature does it, unlike gossip, without mentioning names.