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Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
J. C. Watts
Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
Life is less about what you do, and more about how and why you do those things. This is called character.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
William Arthur Ward
The most unambiguous sign that a person holds men in low esteem is this: That he either acknowledges them merely as means to his ends or does not acknowledge them at all.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.
Dame Judy Dench
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Personal Stories About ‘Character’
Compliments Of ChoiceSubmitted by Shelby
When I am at school I hate seeing people upset. I try everything I can to help them even if they wouldn't do the same for me. It was class election week at school. I was running against two cheerleaders. When elections came one of them said to me, "do you honestly think you could win?" I just looked at her and...
A Soldier Taken Too SoonSubmitted by Mary
I have never personally met Michael Ollis, but I feel I knew him. I am friends with his mother, and have met his father. Linda has shared stories and pictures of Michael since his enlistment in the Army. From stories it's easy to understand why Michael did what he did to protect not only his Unit, but the life of...
Little Ballerina: A True StorySubmitted by Nathan Madsen
At the age of 8, my wife Rebecca lost the use of her eyesight and legs due to Reyes Syndrome. She fought for her rights to attend school with her peers. She went to college, and while attending college met me and married me. I wrote a song for her, and we entered a school wide talent show to share the story with...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Character’
George RSubmitted by
My grandfather—George R.—is my hero. He was born blind and against all odds he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his BS. His seeing-eye dog was the first dog to graduate with a blind student. He also attended Carnegie Tech (Now Carnegie Mellon University) and received his MS in Social Work. He...
Andrea JohnBaptisteSubmitted by Chanel Campbell
Andrea JohnBaptiste is an intelligent, poised, and well-versed businesswoman with excellent communication skills, positive outlook and pleasing personality that enhances her natural leadership qualities. She inspires not only myself, but many others that are surrounded by her. Always staying humble and true to...
Maria Ernestina PalosSubmitted by Maya Pardilla
My grandmother was the holiest person I've ever known and she is my hero. She was born on November 7, 1933 in Monterrey, Mexico. She was the second of eleven children. When she was in school the girls had to learn how to sew. Her sewing was beautiful. The back of embroidery never looks that good. The back of...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO THY BEST
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
He didn't let anyone pull him down
happy hippo, Wausau, WI
We all face unfair treatment, but no one can take away the personal choice to become part of the problem or part of the solution.
Dennis Dinzeo, Las Vegas, NV
Let no one live rent free in your head.
Letta, Akron, OH
There's good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us, till it makes no sense to talk about the rest of us.
Letta, Akron, Ohio
Be always kind to others. Set an example through yourself.
King , Sampaquita
We are judged by our character. People may like or hate us for whom we are. Start by being good to yourself first, in order to set a good example to others.
Pratiba Velummailum, Malaysia
Character manifests as decisions, and is returned: "Do the right thing and the right things happen".
Cleve L., Michigan
Character is but a reflection of one's personality! It's the sum total of what he actually is.
WELL I THINK THAT BEING YOU IS A CHARACTER.BECAUSE YOU ARE STRONG IN YOUR OWN WAY,YOU ARE CREATIVE IN YOUR OWN WAY.FAITHFUL,AMBITIOUS,GRACEFUL,HONEST,DEDICATED,EXELLENT,AND BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR OWN WAY.AND THAT IS THE GREATEST VALUE OF ALL!
This is is very educational. It teaches a lot, thak you!
Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame. It is the character that can cleave through walls of difficulty.
This really helps! My teacher even assigns it for our homework so we can learn it! Thank you!!!
Karen Su, Diamond Bar
Character is to become aware of the SELF; live every moment with full conscious. Our biggest enemy is our lack of self control, because of which we become victim of decisions that we regret later; to be able to get control of our senses, we need to lead a life of moderation and control our desires.
The only way to allow our true SELF to emerge is by practicing restrain. Do not allow your senses to delude you overshadow your real character.
Character is demonstrated by our actions. What do your actions say about your character?
Teresa, Dalton, GA
Is being a good frind and showing your chariter
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your rep is what people think you are, your character is what you are when no one is watching.
This one is really awesome, I love it so much!
We need to communicate respectfully with those we strongly disagree with.
Patrick G., La Quinta, CA
Character is doing what's right even when no one's looking. So that way if someone asks who messed this up you can say with a clear conscience that you didn't do it.
TiffanyAnn, Coldwater, KS
they are values everyone has and also imbue and cultivate in order to become the best in life and be the best in leadership skills.
adu joseph forson, lagos