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Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

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One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.


Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

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

Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.


If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

André Maurois (1885-1967) French writer.

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

Chinese proverb

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

Chinese proverb