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Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
William Arthur Ward
Sir Winston Churchill
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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John R. Wooden
...there are persons who seem to have overcome obstacles and by character and perseverance to have risen to the top. But we have no record of the numbers of able persons who fall by the wayside, persons who, with enough encouragement and opportunity, might make great contributions.
Mary Barnett Gilson
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sir Thomas Browne
Character wants room; must not be crowded on by persons, nor be judged from glimpses got in the press of affairs, or on few occasions. It needs perspective, as a great building.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids.
James Lane Allen
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Personal Stories About ‘Character’
Imparting WisdomSubmitted by Anonymous
My father died on December 18, 2003, when I was 12-years-old. Granted, I was not able to know my father for a big portion of my life, yet I acquired much wisdom from this great man's life and from what he had imparted to me. My father was a co-entrepreneur. He had a business he ran almost completely himself. His...
The Lost Art Of KindnessSubmitted by Alicia
An Open Letter to all the Human Beings Out There. No specific age, no specific gender, no specific race, no specific sexual orientation, no specific religion, no specific socioeconomic status. No, just…humans. There’s an epidemic in our culture these days and it is really disheartening. Most of it is...
Kid, Parents & JobSubmitted by sarvesh.mishra.121398
I was a very shy guy, I come from a family who had always thought me to help others, listen others and treat everyone politely and I think that's how all parents want their child to be, basically a child who respects others and treat everyone well. I did that what my parents said me. That was a wonderful...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Character’
Gilberta LopezSubmitted by Hector
Now, I talk about the best woman on this planet; the woman who I love, the woman who brought my life in this earth. Now I can say that she is my better hero, but I got one better than her who formed me in the womb of my mom, who is God; My mom has been a good mom for me because in my bad times she has helped me,...
William DonnellySubmitted by Kaylee D
My dad is my hero, he is always there for me. He helps me with homework and he always makes me laugh. My dad is very important to me and my family. I am very lucky to have such a great dad.
Daniel GSubmitted by
My hero was the first born to a migrant share cropper and wife. His father passed away when he was six and he was left to help his mother with three younger sisters and one on the way. The youngest of the three died and when the baby was born, she died as well. Both died of starvation. He fought to live each day,...
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DO THY BEST
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DO YOUR PART
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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