Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Character quotes I've found interesting

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) This one actually means more when you know who said it!

I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg amen!
(Do I really know anyone who agrees with every single thing I do? Of course not. It's OK to disagree. There is something freeing about open discourse, don't you think?)

2 comments:

Craver Vii said...

My, but you have been a busy character today. ;-)

Stacy said...

Yesh.

School's out, and it's raining. ha!