“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

“We reproduce what we are, not what we want.” — Unknown

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” — John Wooden

“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” — Aristotle

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” — Thomas Paine

“Character is what a man is in the dark.” — Dwight Moody

“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.” — Booker T. Washington

“Character is destiny.” — Heraclitus

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden