Of course, one must be able to first decipher who is a true friend.
Not easy to do, especially among women.
I could be wrong; this is a generalization
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
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.
Nearly all people can stand adversity, but if you want to test ones character, give him power.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham