Page 2 Character Quotes
As one goes through life, there are ample opportunities to grow but the decision is always your own.
When I become committed to do something, I do it. Period. There won't be an excuse good enough for me not to do it. It doesn't matter whether I have made that commitment to someone else or to myself. I said I would do it, so I will.
Larry Winget, People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It!
Being right, defending our positions, takes an enormous amount of mental energy and often alienates us from the people in our lives. Needing to be right - or needing someone else to be wrong - encourages others to become defensive, and puts pressure on us to keep defending.
Richard Carlson, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
Don't let your modesty get in the way. You deserve every bit of limelight you get. When someone recognizes you, don't self-sabotage and say you didn't do that much. Be gracious and thank the person.
Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell, Ph.D., The End Of Work As You Know It
Man's being is simple, but his personality is not; the personality is complex. The personality is like an onion - there are many layers of conditioning and corruption, and hidden behind those many layers is man's simple being.
Osho, Intuition; Knowing Beyond Logic
But knowing I need to listen and knowing how to listen is not enough. Unless I want to listen, unless I have the desire, it won't be a habit in my life. Creating a habit requires work?
Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit; From Effectiveness To Greatness
Do you want to become the person you always hoped you could be? If you do, don't start by trying to change your actions. Start by changing your mind. Nothing else you do will have as great an impact.
John C. Maxwell, Thinking For A Change
Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.
William E. Woodward
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing: I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
But rules cannot substitute for character.
The highest qualities of character, must be earned.
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Dr Wayne W.Dyer