How does character make or break a man? Learn from these quotes by noteworthy African-Americans.

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Stevie Wonder

Character is power.
Booker T. Washington

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Booker T. Washington, Democracy and Education

It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close.
Jesse Owens

You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing. You will be no better than the most ignorant.
Booker T. Washington