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Quote Left An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed. Quote Right
Quote Left Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Quote Right
Quote Left Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Quote Right
Quote Left Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Quote Right
Quote Left The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Quote Right
Quote Left When one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations between one's physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled to see it as its natives do. Then every man one meets is an individual. One is no longer regarded by the whole population as an unapproachable and uninteresting animal to be cheated and robbed. Quote Right
Quote Left I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Quote Right
Quote Left Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. Quote Right
Quote Left A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character Quote Right
Quote Left Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them rest in obscurity and peace! Let my memory be left in oblivion, my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men can do justice to my character. Quote Right
Quote Left The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. Quote Right
Quote Left There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does. Quote Right
Quote Left She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners. Quote Right
Quote Left The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world. Quote Right
Quote Left I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today Quote Right
Quote Left Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. Quote Right
Quote Left I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character Quote Right
Quote Left You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans. Quote Right
Quote Left When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Quote Right
Quote Left The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals. Quote Right
Quote Left I should like you to remember two or three fixed principles which shine through all the history of mankind. The first is that mere bigness is not greatness. There is no dignity, no nobleness, in mere bulk. The true greatness of a nation depends upon the character of its ethical ideal and the energy with which it pursues it. I count it a peculiar good fortune for the American nation that it was conceived in liberty and intelligence and swaddled in order and justice, and that its early years were watched over by men who saw in such an organization the best hopes of the human race. But the baptism of the fathers does not guarantee the consecration of their children; and the republic can be kept true to its ideals only by the devoted efforts of each succeeding generation. Thus is it the privilege of the quiet scholar, who sees and speaks the truth, to shape from his study the policy of nations and the course of history. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.'' Quote Right
Quote Left Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. Quote Right
Quote Left Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. Quote Right
Quote Left I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. Quote Right
Quote Left When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Character

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Quote Left I see every human being as a character playing an unpredicted role in a story, that is why I don’t get disappointed or emotional about what people do. Quote Right
Quote Left Write your script with the most adventurous characters imaginable. Tell others, get out your comfort zone, don’t worry about what they may say. Question your own action, presentation, use all of your inspiring stickers. Ask what it will take? The implement it to be victorious! Quote Right
Quote Left "Expressing words, since the beginning of time, numerically and characteristically. Finding the language of syllabicated characters, forming the concepts, and for the literature of thought perception and understanding!" - William Darnell Sr Quote Right
Quote Left Be clever and a strategist, it is the need of the hour. Don't ever be apathetic, unempathetic and inhuman; it destroys the basic character. Quote Right
Quote Left I always render a thought to some of value and good characteristics .. Lately I am rendering good riddance and resetting. Quote Right
Quote Left The character you possess,shows the family you are from. Quote Right
Quote Left "Let your characters self destruct not you," said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "In a world filled with self destructive temptations that breeds a controlled life style let the free spirited author create a fictional character that self destructs leaving the independent reader the power to think," said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "There are many different types of poetry, each, defining his/her character of their style." ~William Darnell Sr~ Quote Right
Quote Left The "Ten Commandments" is felt as a very strict order for people who live in sin. But for those who live a life of love by the Spirit of God, these are not Law, rather a natural character that governs their actions. Quote Right
Quote Left " ....a good writing is one that comes from the mind for this is the narrative of intelligence ,a best writing however comes from character for this is the reflection of comparison and a great writing is one that comes from the soul for this is the depth of wisdom " Quote Right
Quote Left Popularity doesn't contribute to the character of being a role model, you can still be unpopular and be a role model to those who might see you for the very first time Quote Right
Quote Left Be a character, be daring, dashing, bold in your avid pursuit of yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left "To have been known as a good and decent person, unselfish, empathetic and sympathetic, of impeccable moral and principle, unquestionable character, respectful of humanity and the world, as one who in the face of accusation, scrutiny, and risk, never compromised these values, is I think, the greatest honor one could ever have hoped to achieve in their allotted time on Earth." Quote Right
Quote Left What goes in your mouth dictates health, what comes out of it dictates character. Quote Right
Quote Left You have to have respect to show respect to others.Respect has to be in ones character to be expressed. You don't have it, you don't show it. Quote Right
Quote Left accents are cymbals , hearts are vibratos and souls are the opus of character Quote Right
Quote Left your the main character in the book called "your life". Quote Right
Quote Left You cannot be a happy person and one who lacks character. Quote Right
Quote Left humility builds character and enhances grace.. Quote Right
Quote Left We should teach our children basic manners before they learn to count and read.Not everybody will grow up to own a smart brain,but anybody can live up to build a good character,and be respected for it. Quote Right
Quote Left To hell with common anything, with the characterless we will go to war! Quote Right
Quote Left Negativity in nature destroy beauty of character and peace of mind. Quote Right
Quote Left Build your character like an outstanding person that there is no crack in your personality like a broken mirror. Quote Right
Quote Left Subtlety implying that ones self control is not for sale, when instigated to react poorly, unveils true noteworthy character and grace. Quote Right
Quote Left Before starting long journey of leading people, we need to first deal with our characters. Quote Right
Quote Left "living in extremes or means is a characteristics of product of environment factors" Quote Right
Quote Left Triumph reflects will , inner strength mirrors mind set . The mind set tells of your principles that has been developed , instilled through discipline . For anything that requires great effort builds character , strength . Quote Right
Quote Left Love God is love, and if God is love Which in us. We are to have the character traits Which are in him which love. God is love, and we are love, And we are to love on another As Christ loves us. Quote Right
Quote Left "Heartiness is a characteristic trait of a knight." Quote Right
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