With accent marks:
Не ме́сто кра́сит челове́ка, а челове́к ме́сто.
It is not a place that makes a person look good, but a person that makes a place look good.
An opinion about a person is formed by his real actions and spiritual qualities, and not by where and how he lives, what position he occupies.
One can be a mean and evil person in a leading position of a large company, or a poor working guy but always very good to everyone around him. People will always like more the one that makes them feel better, even if that person sweeps streets for living.
Other Russian proverbs
Poor people are inventive.
A wolf is fed by his legs
Start taking care of the dress while it's new, and of your honor while you are young.
Оne sees the mote in another's eye and ignores the log in his own.
You can't hide an awl in a bag.
The quieter you go, the further you'll get.
A well-fed man does not understand a starving one.
Free cheese is only in a mousetrap.