Explore the value of Character
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CHARACTER QUOTATIONS
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“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”

Phillip Brooks

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“I have a dream that my four 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.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life, is the source from which self-respect springs.”

Joan Didion

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“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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“Good character is the single most important attribute of a successful and worthy life.”

Michael Josephson

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“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”

D. L. Moody

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“Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”

Stephen R. Covey

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“Every experience is a stitch in the fabric of your character.”

Gary Clausing

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“There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it.”

James A. Garfield

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“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Jackie Robinson

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“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”

Tyron Edwards

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“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.”

James Lane Allen

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'character'.
CHARACTER
Isaiah M My hero is my son. Isaiah has Asperser's and TBI. Yet he does not allow this to get in his way. He is a determined young man with a big heart and a personality to match. He loves to write songs, stories and animals. He is my inspiration!
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Annette Wessel Mrs. Wessel (Ms. Peirce) said, 'If you don't like the idea, don't complain--work within to improve it.'
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CHARACTER
Harry O My dad has always been a character. It took me a long time to realize the debt of gratitude I owe him for teaching me what character is. My grandmother used to joke that he was the only German kid in a predominantly Polish neighborhood that would bring the black kid home to play. He recently told me stories of...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
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Your Comments
Cheyenne from Ilion NY JUNE 13, 2017
I would always want to be myself

happy hippo from Wausau, WI MAY 28, 2014
He didn't let anyone pull him down

Dennis Dinzeo from Las Vegas, NV APRIL 3, 2014
We all face unfair treatment, but no one can take away the personal choice to become part of the problem or part of the solution.

Letta from Akron, OH FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Let no one live rent free in your head.

Letta from Akron, Ohio FEBRUARY 8, 2013
There's good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us, till it makes no sense to talk about the rest of us.

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