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  • #1
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
    “The Seven Social Sins are:

    Wealth without work.
    Pleasure without conscience.
    Knowledge without character.
    Commerce without morality.
    Science without humanity.
    Worship without sacrifice.
    Politics without principle.


    From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
    Frederick Lewis Donaldson

  • #3
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    Abigail Van Buren

  • #4
    Cassandra Clare
    “Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #5
    Helen Keller
    “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
    Helen Keller

  • #6
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “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.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    George Washington
    “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
    George Washington

  • #9
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #9
    Cornelia Funke
    “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”
    Cornelia Funke

  • #10
    Anaïs Nin
    “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
    Anais Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

  • #11
    John Burroughs
    “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.”
    John Burroughs

  • #12
    Jarod Kintz
    “I want to be the kind of person that kind people like and want to be like.”
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #13
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”
    W.Somerset Maugham

  • #14
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #15
    Jimi Hendrix
    “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”
    Jimi Hendrix

  • #16
    Truman Capote
    “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
    Truman Capote

  • #17
    Albert Einstein
    “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #19
    Francis Bacon
    “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
    Francis Bacon, The Essays

  • #20
    Leo F. Buscaglia
    “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
    Leo F. Buscaglia

  • #21
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #22
    William Shakespeare
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

  • #23
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #24
    William Shakespeare
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

  • #25
    William Shakespeare
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • #26
    William Shakespeare
    “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

  • #27
    Henry Van Dyke
    “Time is
    Too Slow for those who Wait,
    Too Swift for those who Fear,
    Too Long for those who Grieve,
    Too Short for those who Rejoice;
    But for those who Love,
    Time is not.”
    Henry van Dyke, Music and Other Poems

  • #28
    William Shakespeare
    “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”
    William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim



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