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Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.
Character is what you are in the dark.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Man's character is his fate.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Human improvement is from within outward.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.
When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly out of the mouth.
When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.
Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.
Patience, money and time bring all things to past.
The back of one door is the face of another.
A mother's heart is always with her children.
Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
A light heart lives long.
Kind words are worth much and they cost little.
If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential.
Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.
No one can pray well, but those who live well.
When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps.
The first mistake are theirs who commit them, the second are theirs that permit them.
The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.
Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.
A little body often harbors a great soul.
The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.
Simplicity is the seal of truth.
Respect starts with yourself.
Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it.
One of these days, is none of these days.
We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
Short prayers reach heaven.
He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
The hardest work of all is to do nothing.
Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.
Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
The end justifies the means.
When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.
The heart that truly loves never forgets.
Good habits result from resisting temptation.
The first step toward greatness is to be honest.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Man does what he can, God does what he will.
It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.
Short judgments make long friends.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Think of many things, do only one.
He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
No one is worse, for knowing the worst of themselves.
Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

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