Quotations on Character

Watch your thoughts
Watch your words
Watch your actions
Watch your habits
Watch your character
- they become your words
- they become your actions
- they become your habits
- they become your character
- it becomes your destiny
  • "In reality there is perhaps not one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself." ~ Benjamin Franklin 
  • "Nothing is more essential... than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable character." ~ Samuel Adams
  • "The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." ~ H. L. Mencken
  • "A lie told often enough becomes accepted truth." ~ Vladimir Lenin
  • "When we were kids our parents taught us not to lie. But today our Health Minister is trying to punish those who dare to speak the truth. God help that unfortunate fellow. It seems he has not received any education at home." ~ Indian Monk.
  • Just wanted to encourage you all to keep seeking truth and remedy. "Lies can hide behind the truth because truth stands taller."
  • You can ignore reality, but, you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." ~ Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." ~ Chinese proverb
  • "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke 1729-1797
  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." ~ Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
  • "People are like stained-glass windows, They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • "If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." ~ Alex Noble
  • "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you can do in your spare time." ~ Marion Wright Edelman
  • "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." ~ Edward Everett Hale
  • "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
  • "Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out." ~ Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)
  • "Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval."
  • "It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." ~ Andre Gide
  • "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." ~ Billy - age 4
  • "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "People may forget what you said.
        People may forget what you did.
            But people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Unknown
  • "The more he bespoke of his honor the faster we counted our spoons" ~ Old Irish Saying