“Character” means a man’s nature or identity insofar as this is shaped by the
moral values he accepts and automatizes. By “moral values” I mean values which
are volitionally chosen, and which are fundamental, i.e., shape the whole
course of a man’s action, not merely a specialized, delimited area of his life
. . . . So a man’s character is, in effect, his moral essence—his self-made
identity as expressed in the principles he lives by.