Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
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Character is not something that you buy; it is not a commodity that can
be bartered for; it is not a quality suited for only the rich and famous;
rather, character is built upon the foundational commitment of love,
honesty, and compassion for others.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Tolerance is a fundamental character trait of great people and a part of the attitudes and practices of those we admire and respect. People without tolerance are diminished and poor.
John K. Carmack, Tolerance: Principles, Practices, Obstacles, Limits
How we behave toward and around our children has much
more influence on their
character than if we only tell them about how they should or
should not behave.
Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
We are not just products of our past; people in our present also
influence us and help mold our character.
David Packer, Encouragement
Patience is not simply one thing. It is a concept that transcends many areas of our personal makeup and affects nearly every characteristic and behavior we possess or act on.
James O'Donnell, How to Become Patient: How to Build Patience and Remove Impatience
Your character defines who you are by the actions you take.
What a man's mind can create, man's character should control.
When people grow in character, they grow in the ability to set and
receive boundaries in their marriages, and they mature.
Henry Cloud; John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people
who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Abigail Van Buren
Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home.
If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years,
it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.
George A. Dorsey
Great and good character is often formed by imitation. And if we
would shine in any sphere of life, we must consider some examples
of illustrious men who have preceded us.
Before we determine character from behavior, we must consider the context.
Dr. Stephen Lennox, God With Us: An Introduction to the Old Testament
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Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when
proclaiming the character of another.
We can depend on what other people think to determine our values.
The problem is, the world often values the wrong things.
For instance, the world emphasizes beauty over character, or tells
us to pursue whatever feels good, or declares that whoever
has the most possessions wins.
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He (Dwight Eisenhower) gave us the strength of a great reputation,
a great character, and an abiding sense of America's mission;
he gave us, when all is said and done, the chance to live up to the best
there is in us. Not very many presidents have ever given us more.
Kenneth S. Davis, Dwight Eisenhower
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In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you achieve,
that is most important.
Les Brown, Live Your Dreams: Say "YES" To Life
Sometimes refinement of character happens naturally as we grow older,
but for many people that growth is fostered
by spiritual practices adopted and followed in a disciplined way.
Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging
Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world.
In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms,
for it exhibits man at his best.
Samuel Smiles, Character
At the beginning of this new century the pace of change
and the scope of the challenge to human life will make a
Christian ethic founded on good character more important than ever before.
David W. Gill, Becoming Good: Building Moral Character
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
But it takes character and self-control to be
understanding and forgiving.
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
In order to persevere, a person often needs other character attributes
such as open-mindedness.
Rohen Phoenix, Confidence
We live in a culture that teaches us to promote and advertise
ourselves and to master the skills required for success, but that gives
little encouragement to humility, sympathy, and honest self-confrontation,
which are necessary for building character.
David Brooks, The Road to Character
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Beauty has a lot to do with character.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps,
by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes,
by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye,
by the look of his house, of his chamber;
for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our attitude can be seen in our character, how we approach things,
what our beliefs are, our perspective on issues, how we approach life,
our position on topics, basically our view on life.
Catherine Pulsifer, Attitude Determines Everything
Another excellent character trait is persistence. No matter whom you are
or where you serve or work, persistence will pay off in many ways.
Joe Allen and David Donaldson, How to be Successful
It can be said that any one person's overall character and
demeanor is but a reflection of the sum total of his or her thoughts.
Beau Norton, How to Find Peace
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Develop your character so that you are a person of integrity.
Peter Cain, Dating Advice
You are your most important critic and your conscience your most
important judge of character.
Denis Waitley Quotes
Our character is a composite of people we have watched,
experiences we have had, but completely relies on the decisions
that we make.
Scott Schwab, Standing Accountable: Increase Your Success by Holding Yourself Responsible
Profound sincerity is the only basis of talent as of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Some are blessed with physical and mental facility, but none are more
prized than the one who has developed true character.
Greg Henry Quinn
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Those who truly believe in their potential and know they can
succeed have always pushed on forward,
which basically reveals a strong character and the desire to be successful.
Stephen Steel, Instant Confidence
Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for 'bad company
corrupts good character.'
1 Corinthians 15:33 (NLT)
It's wonderful to have so many opportunities to work on ourselves.
It's not just the number of character defects that can keep us busy, it's
also the endless facets that each presents.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Generosity of character is important. It builds confidence by reminding
you that you are a decent human being,
and that you deserve any good things which might come your way.
John Franz, Confidence: Winning the Game of Life by Developing a Confident Mindset
One test of a person's character is this: Will you lie?
E. Stanley Jones
Over time, for better or worse, most leaders exhibit consistent sistent patterns of leadership behavior.
The pattern shapes their reputation (how they are known and perceived by others), is considered sidered
a reflection of their character, and largely determines their standing and status with others.
Gene Klann. Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership
Your (Thomas Jefferson) character in history may easily be foreseen.
will be quoted by philosophers as a model of profound wisdom;
by politicians, as weak, superficial,
John Adams, letter to Jefferson, July 1813
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Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a reputation is.
You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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Christian character isn't born overnight! If we want souls that are strong and
noble, beautiful in their reflection of the image of God, we must expect them
to grow that way only through our personal search and lengthy pondering.
Our characters are refined and tried by fire and when we have gone
through the furnace, we emerge as pure gold and silver.
Edward Dunedin, Inspirational Quotes And Idioms On Life
. . . a person that remains successful over the long run has to have certain
qualities within their character. One of the biggest qualities of such a person
is their ability to do things whether they feel like it or not.
Peter Jenner, Self Discipline
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When you tried to realistically assess your faults, you were looking
primarily at the character defects which stood in the way of getting
what you want. This means that, even if it was on a subconscious level,
you have had some semblance of an idea regarding your true goals all along.
Rohen Phoenix, Confidence
Having a happiness that is built into your character helps you
to gain confidence.
Steven Spencer, Confidence
What is character discernment? It is simply being able to tell the "sheep from the goats" in your life,
evaluating who is good for you, and who isn't.
And those who are good for us we call "safe people," those individuals
who truly make us better people by their presence in our lives.
Henry Cloud, Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
Poems about Life |
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
The reality is that the more God reveals to us of His character and ways,
the more we realize how little we really know and how much we have yet
Bill Vincent, Glory: Revival Presence of God
Take on God's character of Love and learn to love and forgive ourselves.
Dawna Hetzler, Walls of a Warrior: Conquering the fears of our hearts
First, committing to something higher gives you the chance to cultivate
a character of selflessness. When you commit to something higher than
yourself, you learn to appreciate others.
Pastor J.A. Clarkson, 10 Habits Of A Successful, Spiritual and Lasting Relationship
If we are truly honest with ourselves, we can see that we each
have many characteristic flaws. Especially when we are tired or hungry;
these are the times that our character is tested.
Sean PI, Forgiveness: The Miracle of Forgiveness
. . . there are limits to what we can or should do to please another.
We are not asking for full-on character changes. We are asking for
modifications that will smooth out our frustrations with each other.
Linda Drevenstedt, Life Path by Design
Your character is so much more important than your looks.
Scott Sanford, Why Working Out Matters
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No matter what the job is, its description focuses on two things:
what the employee needs to know, and what the employee
needs to do. Knowledge and skill are essential qualities in any employee.
But are they enough? Isn't there another aspect of a job candidate's profile
that is at least as important as knowledge and skill - namely, that person's
Bruce Weinstein, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees
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Positive character traits are something you can and should develop.
There is a core group of character traits that every member of the
human family needs to have. People don't always agree on which
six or ten core traits these are. But most experts include traits like
love or caring, respect for life, honesty or trustworthiness, responsibility,
justice, and fairness.
Barbara A. Lewis, What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character
Personal Development |
The Lord cares about a leader's lifestyle and character, not just his
gifts and anointing. While the gifts of the Spirit are given freely,
character development comes only with time, at great personal effort.
This is why God invests time into His leaders, disciplining them,
stretching them, and developing in them the character they need to
become vessels of honor for His use.
Frank Damazio, Character All Leaders Must Have: Becoming a Person of Integrity
Every one person who trusts you will spread the word of that trust
to at least a few of their associates, and word of your character will
spread like wildfire. The value of the trust others have in you is far beyond
anything that can be measured.
Kevin Allen, 10 Guiding Principles of The Ethical Entrepreneur
Character is not cut in marble - it is not something solid and unalterable.
It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our
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Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain.
Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial.
Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly
disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind - you
could call it character in action.
Vince Lombardi Quotes
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats
his inferiors, not his equals.
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The winds of life - the conflicts, pressures, changes - will bend us but if we
have resiliency of the spirit they cannot break us. To courageously
straighten up again
after our heads have been bowed by defeat, disappointment
and suffering is a supreme test of character.
. . .when virtue shrinks to only "my team" or "my tribe," then we start our
walk down the slippery slope. We best mitigate risk when we take into
account the widest possible concern. This does not mean that I will never
fire someone, lay someone off, or sue someone. It does mean that
I will strive
to respect everyone to the best of my imperfect ability.
Peter J. Rea, Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance
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Before you give out lofty titles to men, take a moment to consider
that we are all flesh and blood; we succeed, by the grace and help
of the Holy Spirit,
and must reflect integrity and true character in every stage of life.
Ron A. Bishop, Is There a Grandfather in the House?
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This is what I have sought in pursuing goodness. I've not only looked to
leaders and people who have won by the extrinsic
and conventional markers of success - be it shareholder returns,
materialistic possessions, or winning percentages - I have also asked how
they achieved their success. And so it has been throughout my career and
in the relationships and mentors that I have sought. I've always asked myself,
would I want to be more like them or less like them in terms of their values
Anthony Tjan, Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters
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The development and contributing factors to good character is the
continual process of understanding the components and actions of love.
It is these components that provide the guidance for compassion,
integrity, behaviors and actions that transcend living only for self.
Byron R. Pulsifer
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