Character

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato, ancient Greek philosopher

A GOOD CONSCIENCE is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.  Joseph Addison, 17th-century English essayist

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love.  William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet

CHARACTER is like the foundation of a house. It is below the surface.  Anonymous

TIME IS THE COIN OF YOUR LIFE. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  Carl Sandburg, American poet

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.  Janis Joplin

GENEROSITY is giving more than you can, and PRIDE is taking less than you need.  Kahlil Gibran

A half-truth is a whole lie. Jewish Proverb

INALIENABLE rights make for INESCAPABLE responsibilities.  Jahn Dalla Costa

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.  Mary Pickford

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.  Khalil Gibran

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.  Will Rogers, radio and stage actor

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.  Henry Ward Beecher, 19th-century Protestant preacher and reformer

SMALL OPPORTUNITIES are often the beginning of GREAT ENTERPRISES. Demosthenes,

The world is like a mirror, you see? Smile and your friends smile back.  Zen proverb

SUCCESS usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  Henry David Thoreau

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.  Mary Pettibone Poole

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and novelist

Tell me who’s your friend and I’ll tell you who you are.  Russian proverb

Every little action of the common day makes or ummakes character.  Oscar Wilde

Let your LIFE speak.  Quaker saying

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp; some are pretty. Some are dull while others are bright. Some have weird names. But we all have to learn to live in the same box.  Unknown

You don’t have to be GREAT to start, but you have to START to be GREAT.  Joe Sabah, Motivational Speaker/Author

Deliberate often – decide once. Latin proverb

PROFESSIONALISM is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it. Frank Tyger

The best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth

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