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


journalist, essayist, novelist


femi from Nigeria  MAY 2, 2017
nice quote

Marianne from louisiana NOVEMBER 22, 2016
This speaks the truth!

Ava from WI OCTOBER 14, 2016
why is this so awesome?

Anonymous OCTOBER 13, 2016
Beautiful Quote

Mary OCTOBER 12, 2016
Love it

Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. —Grace Lichtenstein
Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, someone whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression upon us. In all likelihood it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another's life had been made better. —Stephen M. Wolf
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. —Jim Henson
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. —Carolyn Birmingham
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. —Theodor Seuss Geisel
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. —George Bernard Shaw
Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, but only to those who remember to turn on the light. —Albus Dumbledore
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. —Brad Henry
Practice is the best of all instructors. —Publius Syrus
We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.  —Heidi Wills
You know more than you think. Trust yourself. —Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. —Dr. Roopleen
A smile is the universal welcome. —Max Eastman
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. —Henry Clay

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