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Character is beyond obligation.
You could kick your shoes off at the door, flick your cigarette butts onto the sidewalk or talk only in slang, those things are forgivable if you have character.
( Novala Takemoto )
The majority of people have their minds and their eyes closed tight.
The unselfish mind, which tends to be both sensitive and strong, has its eyes wide open.
It sees that the world is in need of repair, that changes need to be made.
It feels the emotions and the misery of those who are suffering, both people and animals.
( Wilfred Soon )
Our obligation is to do the right thing.
The rest is in God’s hands.
Make your own decisions firmly and justly and you will be a fine, strong character, of some real use in this muddled world of ours.
( Enid Blyton )
Courage is not the absence of fear.
Courage is doing something right in the presence of fear.
Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.
( Arthur Conan Doyle )
Those who speak the loudest always have the least to say.
Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character.
A cat will always go to a good man, they say.
( Virginia Woolf )
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.
People will follow you when you build the character to follow through.
( Orrin Woodward )
You are what you are when nobody is watching.
It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it’s close.
( Jesse Owens )
We should all learn from who we can, while we can.
Life is a test.
It was designed to be so.
It is where we taste the bitter and the sweet.
Where we feel pain and pleasure.
Where we learn right from wrong.
Where we pass through both darkness and light.
It is a time to make choices.
And through this process we form our characters.
Some grand and glorious, some barely decent, and others just plain monstrous.
( Richelle E. Goodrich )
People who are members of the silent majority sometimes think of themselves as being hard done by.
The truth is that they get what they deserve.
Words only reveal half of your heart.
Service defines the other half.
Character is the combination of the two.
( Shannon L. Alder )
If you always do what interests you, then at least one person will be pleased.
Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behaviour, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.
( Myles Munroe )
Common sense is not so common.
What people say about you, good or bad, is not nearly as important as what you are.
( Orrin Woodward )
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.
Do what makes you happy, and don’t care what others think.
( Demi Lovato )
If you truly care about other people you’re always mindful that their time is as important as yours.
When people say they are happy for you it may mean they are sad for themselves.
( Josephine Humphreys )
Freedom is the real source of human happiness and creativity.
Only when it is allowed to flourish can a genuinely stable international climate exist.
The secret of contentment is never to allow yourself to want anything which reason tells you you haven’t a chance of getting.
( P.D. James )
Do not harm others.
Just as you feel affection on seeing a dearly beloved person, so should you extend loving and kindness to all creatures.
Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.
( Bob Marley )
Unless our minds are stable and calm, no matter how comfortable our physical condition may be, they will give us no pleasure.
Therefore, the key to a happy life, now and in the future, is to develop a happy mind.
Despite how difficult circumstances may look at the moment, those who have faith and move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.
( Gordon B. Hinckley )
A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
( Jacques-Yves Cousteau )
When happiness settles upon you like a butterfly, sit very quiet and remember the colours.
( Diane Lee Wilson )
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.
( Dale Carnegie )
Not many are the moments in life, where the easiest choice also happens to be the best one.
Cherish and remember those moments, but do not let them become a habit, for the fruits that hard work reaps are irreplaceable.
( Rosen Topuzov )
When I encounter a sunrise, a painting, a woman, or an idea that makes my heart bound like a young calf, then I know I am standing in front of happiness.
( Nikos Kazantzakis )
Sometimes we are more concerned in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
( Rose Winfold )
When someone says, ‘The other day’.
It can mean any time from yesterday to the day they were born.
Why stay we on earth except to grow?
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
( Emma Goldman, 1869-1940 )
Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.
For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever.
( Thomas Paine, 1737-1809 )
A smile is not just a sign of happiness.
A smile is a symbol of hope and strength.
All we have is all we need.
All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.
( Sarah Ban Breathnach )
The worst disease in the world today may well be corruption.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do.
Because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
( Susan B. Anthony )
If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.
Prayer is not asking.
It is a longing of the soul.
It is daily admission of one’s weakness.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
( Mahatma Gandhi )
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Absolute power doesn’t corrupt, but rather, reveals character.
( Orrin Woodward )
If we are pronounced dead when our heart stops,
Why are we not pronounced alive when our heart starts?
You are wonderfully made.
Everything about you is miraculous.
Toss aside those self-doubts and criticisms.
Celebrate, today, the miracle of you.
( Sheri Kaye Hoff )
I am thankful for the difficult people in my life.
They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.
You don’t have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body.
( C.S. Lewis )
When you learn to accept instead of expect, you will have fewer disappointments.
If there’s even one thing we can do, even one life we can save.
We have an obligation to try.
( Barack Obama )
The human spirit needs a place where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
Greed is the religion of the billionaire class.
A nation based on greed will not survive morally, economically or politically.
( Bernie Sanders )
Sometimes we need to be silent because no words can explain the shit we are feeling.
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.
Life is something too precious to give up on so easily.
( Rose Winfold )
When Governments make profit the sole objective, destruction is disguised as progress.
The Corrosion Of Evil ..
Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space.
Society appears to have little defence against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror.
It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept.
Life organised legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn )
If you repeat something often enough it may start to become you.
We cannot secure our own freedom while we challenge the freedom of another.
No one truly has freedom outside of their own existence, their personal beliefs, and decisions made for their own lives.
When we raise an intention, a word, a hand, a weapon or any other force against anyone else, we become equally and justifiably vulnerable.
Freedom is not just a right.
It is a responsibility.
( Ethan Wethington )
I don’t care what you think about me.
I don’t think about you at all.
I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good.
I would like her to be free.
( Helen Oyeyemi )
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Time is counted, not by hours, but by heart-beats.
Most people are not really free.
They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.
( V.S. Naipaul )