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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.
Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.
Sister Mary Corita Kent
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
James Lane Allen
Elmer G. Letterman
Your soul...is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear.
Orson Scott Card
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Personal Stories About ‘Character’
Don't Take It Personally; It's Just BusinessSubmitted by Patty Kuzen
I live on the beautiful island of Kauai. Unfortunately, an influx of technology (progress?) has encouraged a mindset that is not always conducive with the genuine, kind, loving, giving-for-the-sake-of-giving way of thinking and living that really embraces the aloha spirit...especially when it comes to...
The Selfless SoldierSubmitted by Linda
The Army taught him to be strong. His character taught him to be selfless. My son, Michael H. Ollis died in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan this summer. He was a staff sergeant, just 24 years of age. His base was attacked by Taliban insurgents. Most of the enemy were killed. Amid the smoke and debris one enemy...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Character’
kobe BryantSubmitted by James Jackson
I could have written about anyone, but I chose to type it about the legendary Kobe Bryant. He is a perfect example because he teaches young boys and some girls from the ghetto that anything is possible. I researched that Kobe didn't have time to really play around with his friends. His friends on the basketball...
Astrid LSubmitted by Patric Lundberg
She wrote the stories I grew up with: Pippi Longstocking, Mio My Mio and the character I was always compared to, the precocious Emil. Astrid Lindgren was a genius in her ability to convey a simple life that was anything but simple, teaching generations of children what it meant to be good, live good and do...
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...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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CLASS AND GRACE
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DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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