-Alan SimpsonCharacter is much easier kept than recovered.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
What you want to be eventually, that you must be every day; and by and by the quality of your deeds will get down into your soul.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
-Jean Paul Richter
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
-Lao-TzuIf there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
-Arnold H. Glasow
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The time is always right to do what is right.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill?
Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
-George Bernard Shaw
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
-James D. Miles
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
-David Star Jordan
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.
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