Good Character...Food For Thought

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Good Character...Food For Thought

  1. 1. Food for thought Good Character...
  2. 2. 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 to piece -- by thought, choice, courage, and determination. H. Jackson Brown
  3. 3. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
  4. 4. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. Leo Aikman
  5. 5. We aim to develop physique, mentality, and character in our students; but because the first two are menaces without the third, the greatest of these is character. - Joseph Dana Allen
  6. 6. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
  7. 7. The qualities of a great man are "vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character”. Dwight Eisenhower
  8. 8. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Author Unknown
  9. 9. Character is power, it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. J. Howe
  10. 10. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost! Anonymous
  11. 11. A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  12. 12. Good is good and bad is bad, and nowhere is the difference between good and bad so wide and so fateful as in human character. For character makes destiny in the individual and in the race. Edward O. Sisson
  13. 13. Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. Jim Rohn
  14. 14. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
  15. 15. In the stormy current of life characters are weights or floats which at one time make us glide along the bottom, and at another maintain us on the surface. Hippolyte Taine
  16. 16. Let us not say, “Every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, ‘Every man is the architect of his own character.’ ” George Dana Boardman
  17. 17. Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. Johann Kasper Lavater
  18. 18. “ Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” Albert Einstein
  19. 19. “ 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
  20. 20. “ One of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that, on the whole, success depends more upon character than upon either intellect or fortune.” William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  21. 21. Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work." Orison Sweet Marden
  22. 22. The End Character and personal force are the only investments that are worth anything. Walt Whitman With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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