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CHARACTER


‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man' s character, give him power.'

ABRAHAM LINCOLN


‘Not everything that counts can be counted - and not everything that can be counted, counts.'

ALBERT EINSTEIN


‘The ideals that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth.'

ALBERT EINSTEIN


‘There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.’

ALBERT EINSTEIN


‘Example is not the main thing in influencing others - it is the only thing.'

ALBERT SCHWEITZER


‘The day a child realises that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.’

ALDEN NOWLAN


‘Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are.'

ALFRED ARMAND MONTAPERT


‘The older I get, the more I see how not only is goodness the hardest thing, it’s the only thing.’  AMANDA CRAIG


‘Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to become angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - this is not easy.'

ARISTOTLE


‘All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart or whether we commit ourselves to an effort, a sustained effort to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children and to respect the dignity of all human beings.’

BARACK OBAMA


‘The trick in getting angry is not losing your temper.'

BYRD BAGGETT


‘To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.'

CONFUCIUS


‘Arrogance is evidence of inner violence, the violence of people at war with themselves, unable to be quietly confident of their own worth.’

DALAI LAMA


‘World economies are always so tenuous and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something we can always carry with us.'

DALAI LAMA


‘So much wasted time.’

DAVID CASSIDY


‘Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.'

 DAVID McKAY


‘I am only one, but I still am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.'

EDWARD EVERETT HALE


‘Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young, nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the benefits of Philosophy'

EPICURUS


‘The true nature of commitment is not about time, but about depth, effort and passion.'

EUGENE O’KELLY


‘We are sent to this world to acquire a personality and character to take with us that can never be taken from us.'

FLYING OFFICER VIVIAN ROSEWARNE


‘We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.'

FRANKLYN D ROOSEVELT


‘Forgiveness is an act of great generosity. It requires that we place releasing someone else from the prison of their guilt or anguish over our feelings of outrage or fear. If we all practice an eye for an eye, pretty soon the whole world will be blind.'

GHANDI


‘There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.’

GHANDI


 ‘Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.’ 

GHANDI


‘Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.'

GOETHE


‘People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.'

  HARVEY MACKAY


 ‘It is never too late to give up our prejudices.’

HENRY DAVID THOREAU


‘It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes’

HENRY DAVID THOREAU


‘We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done'

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW


‘The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it.'

JEAN PAUL


 ‘Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.'

JIMMY JOHNSON


'Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got'

JANIS JOPLIN


‘Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.’

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH


 ‘When you give from your assets, you give very little: when you give of yourself, then the gift is real’

KAHIL GIBRAN


‘Maturity consists of no longer being taken in by oneself.'

KAJETAN VON SCHLAGGENBERG


‘The past may dictate who we are, but we get to determine who we become’.

KATE THOMPSON


‘There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.’

MAHATMA GANDHI


‘No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.'

MARGARET WHEATLEY


‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.'

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON


‘I believe the solution in life is finding your inner, rather than outer, opponent to do battle with.'

MARK DE FRANCIS


‘Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.'

MARK TWAIN


‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR


 ‘The women of Dafur are the most courageous I’ve met. From them I’ve learnt what it is that cannot be taken away: friendship, love, courage, generosity, good parenting. I’ve seen the very best of human beings in the very worst of circumstances.’

MIA FARROW


‘When two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as he wants to be seen, and each man as he really is.'

MICHAEL DE SAINTAMO


'People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.'

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE


‘There are two ways of looking at the pursuit of happiness. One is to go straight to the things you fancy without restraints, that is, without considering anybody else besides yourself. The other is to recognise that our lives are inextricably mixed up with those of our fellow human beings, and that there can be no real happiness in isolation.’

SIR OVE ARUP


‘The world we live in will be either better of worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.'

PAULO COELHO


‘Search others for their virtue and yourself for your vices.'

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER


‘Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.'

RALPH WALDO EMERSON


‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.’

RALPH WALDO EMERSON


‘A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of regret.’

RITU GHATOUREY


Be selective in your battles; sometimes peace is better than being right’.

RITU GHATOUREY


‘The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.’

ROBERT FULGHUM


‘The death of a close friend or relative reminds us of the brevity of life and the absurdity of every form of conflict and rancour. But being human, we soon forget all over again.’  

ROBERT GODDARD


‘What would you do if you knew you could not fail?'

ROBERT SCHULLER


‘If you can meet with triumph and disaster and meet those two imposters just the same.’

RUDYARD KIPLING


‘You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.’

RWANDAN PROVERB


‘All cruelty springs from weakness.'

SENECA


‘Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues'

SHAKESPEARE


‘Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality - the actions that speak louder than the words - the power to change the face of things - the daily triumph of integrity over scepticism.'

SHERSON/LEHMAN


‘Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth.'

SHERYL LOUISE MOLLER


‘An unexamined life is not worth living.'  

SOCRATES


‘Moral philosophy is hard thought about right action.’

SOCRATES


‘I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.’

STEPHAN GRELLET


‘We tend to judge ourselves by our good intentions and other people by their actions.'  

STEPHANIE DOWRICK


‘How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.'

STEPHEN COVEY


‘To develop and meet our deepest concerns, we need to think differently& from the ' inside - out.'

STEPHEN COVEY


‘You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved yourself into.’

STEPHEN COVEY


‘Most organisations have a serial bully. It never ceases to amaze me how one person's divisive, disordered, dysfunctional behaviour can permeate the entire organisation like a cancer.'

TIM FIELD


‘Real maturity is the ability to imagine the humanity of every person as fully as you believe in your own humanity.'

TOBIAS WOLFF


‘The measure of a man' s character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.'

THOMAS B. MACAULAY


Ego – 3 letters that keep us from saying things we really need to say like: ‘I love you’, ‘I miss you’ and ‘I’m sorry’.  

UNKNOWN


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

UNKNOWN


‘If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.'

UNKNOWN


‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'

WINSTON CHURCHILL


‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.'

WINSTON CHURCHILL