Character


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004);psychiatrist, author

“You are what you give; not what you are given.” - Sir David Tang (born 1954); Businessman

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesnt blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who wont cheat, then you know he never will.” - John D. MacDonald (1916-1986); Author

“The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.” - Thomas Dreier (1884-1976); Writer, businessman

When there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character
When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in home, there is order in the nation.
And when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
- Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

“True eloquence consists of saying all that is needed and only what is needed.” - François Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680); writer, moralist

“Take a stand for whats right. Raise a ruckus and make a change. You may not always be popular, but youll be part of something larger and bigger and greater than yourself. Besides, making history is extremely cool.” - Samuel L. Jackson (born 1948); Actor

We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist. ~ Vince McConnell


Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. ~ Phillips Brooks

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ~ Abraham Lincoln



"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved."     - Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist


Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. - Richard Bach


Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some dont turn up at all. - Sam Ewing


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. - Norman Vincent Peale

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobodys are the same, but you leave em all over everything you do."Elvis Presley (1935-1977);American musician


"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

 - Helen Keller 

(1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist


"The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely - hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference! " - Sasha Azevedo(1978-); Entertainer

"I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. Theres a vanity to candor that isnt really worth it. Be kind."  - Richard Greenberg, (1958-); playwright


To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before. - Unknown


The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. -  William Arthur Ward



"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy". - Martin Luther King, Jr.



"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny."— Tyron Edwards,(1809-1894); theologian


 
"Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot." - Thomas Moore (1779-1852); poet
 


"A man divided against himself will create a divided world" - Osho
 


"To have doubted one’s own first principles, is the mark of a civilized man."
-  Oliver Wendell Holmes J



Character isnt something you were born with and cant change, like your fingerprints. Its something you werent born with and must take responsibility for forming.- Jim Rohn
 


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. -  Lao Tzu

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