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. – James Allen

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. – James D. Miles

“The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.” Ann Landers

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.

Most people say that it’s the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. – Albert Einstein.

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time. – Elbert Hubbard

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character – Albert Einstein

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power – Abraham Lincoln

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence + character–that is the goal of true education. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. – Stephen Covey

Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming. – Jim Rohn

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! – Theodore Roosevelt

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden

How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build, and nobody wants to do maintenance. – Kurt Vonnegut Jr

The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity. – Roy L Smith

“Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn

“Courage is not about the strength to go on; it’s going on when you don’t have the strength The Glory belongs to God!”

“Your level of living depends on your level of giving. Your time, your resources and your life.”

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do”.  -Henry Ford

“A goal without a plan is just a wish”!

“If your religion doesn’t change you then you need to change your religion”

“Authority does not make you a leader.  It gives you the opportunity to be one.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

“We judge others by their behavior but ourselves by our intentions.” -Stephen Covey

“A person who can’t submit to authority has no business being in authority”.

“Despair is inevitable but misery is a choice”

“Losers look at what they are going thru…. Winners look at where they are going…”

“Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people. “

“Faith is free and available to all people at all times. It only requires that one fully embrace possibility, and the ultimate value is in the depth of the embrace.”

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care…”

“Don’t just trust God for things; trust Him in things.”

“You know you’re slipping when your regrets are starting to take the place of your DREAMS”

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world” -Mother Teresa

“We want God to change our circumstances, but God wants to use our circumstances to change us”.

“Character may be manifested in great moments, but it is made in the small ones” Phillips Brooks

“If we take care of our character our reputation will take care of itself”.

“Safety is not found in the absence of danger but in the presence of God”.

“Stop dreaming safe dreams! Dream dreams that won’t work unless God intervenes”

“Anyone willing to give up liberty in exchange for security deserves neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula LeGuin

“I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul.” – W. E. Henley (Invictus)

“Dream is the spark of passion; talent is the firework of its expression; perseverance, the sacred fire of its accomplishment.” – Daniel Chabot

“Time isn’t a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they’re really asking for a chunk of your life.” – Antoinette Bosco

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.” – Chinese Proverb

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in” Alan Alda

“To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.” – Goethe

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

“No man is free who is not master of himself.” – Epictetus

“To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

“The simple function of man is to live, not just exist.” – Jack London

“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Wholey

“Only those who dare, truly live.” – Ruth Freedman

“Obstacles are necessary for success… victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.” – Og Mandino

“Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.” – Lord Chesterfield

“When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.” – Jewish proverb

“All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.” – William F. Halsey

“You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.” – John Morley

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

“You can cheat an honest man, but you cannot make a fool out of him.” – Confucius

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth it’s spark.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese proverb

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” – Tao Te Ching

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” – Rene Descartes

“The mind is owned by the self and can make a hell of heaven or heaven of hell.” – John Milton

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.” – Hermann Hesse

“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” – Colin Wilson

“Allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to succeed. Dare to excel.” – Vince Dente

“It ain’t easy to get movers and shakers to believe in you until you have a track record. So go make your own track and build your own record.” – Jack R. Stanley

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be one must be.” – Abraham Moslow

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“If you stop searching, you stop living, because then you’re dwelling in the past. If you’re not reaching forward to any growth or future, you might as well be dead.” – Wynn Bullock

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman R. Augustine

“Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” – Madeline S. Bridges

“It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.” – Michael Harrington

“Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils.” – Warren G. Harding

“Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.” – Erica Jong

“The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.” – Orison Swett Marden

“I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.” – Leo Rosten

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If you neglect your art for one day it will neglect you for two.” – Chinese Proverb

“On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.” – Miriam Schiff

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles M. Schwab

“You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.” – Rosalynn Carter

“If you have a ‘why’ to live by you can live with any ‘how’.” – Nietzsche

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It doesn’t matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.” – Ralph Marston

“For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.” – Goethe

“The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.” – Gail Sheehy

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.” – Buddha

“The truth is more important than the facts.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.” – Henry Moore

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Dreams do not vanish, so long as people do not abandon them.” – Phantom F. Harlock

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Ralph Vaull Starr

“I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, then lord among those without dreams and desires.” – Khalil Gibran

“All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.” – T.E. Lawrence

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles du Bois

“Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is but today’s dream.” – Kahlil Gibran

“All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allen Poe

“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.” – Kahlil Gibran

The secret to life,” he once said, is to “find something you love to do, find somebody that’ll pay you to do it.” Rodger Ailes Fox News

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.” – Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) American reformer

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” – John Ruskin

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it.” – Konosuke Matsushita

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford

“Don’t judge the day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Humility is not thinking less of ourselves, it is thinking of ourselves less.” C.S. Lewis once defined humility this way:

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them Titus Hivius

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. Phillip Brooks

Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced James Baldwin

You may be disappointed if you fail but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable -Leonard Bernstein

Perfect is the enemy of good -Voltaire

“Faith is taking the whole step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Dr. Martin Luther King

The bible is the Word of God but not the words of God because God continues to speak to you and I today _Malcolm Matheson

Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching- jc watts

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking that we used when we created them -Albert Einstein

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. – Unknown.

Depression is living in the past, while Anxiety is living in the future, Peace is living here in the present – Lao Tzu

“Loneliness is subjective. It is what you feel. The definition of loneliness is distress because of a discrepancy between actual social relationships and desired social relationships. There’s a discrepancy between what I want and what I have.” Jeste

“Spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up garret at once.”  Hendy David Thoreau

Forgiveness doesn’t condone wrong behavior. It simply releases the person from the debt they owe you so that God can release you from the debt you owe from your own transgressions.

“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.”

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” ― Martha Graham

5 Simple rules to be happy:1. Free your heart of hatred 2. Free your mind of worries 3. Live Simply 4. Give more 5. Expect less

Love Yourself Quotes

One of the most important lessons we can learn in life is to love ourselves because how we treat our self, will directly impact how we treat others.

Our confidence will come from self-love. Our compassion and empathy will come from our ability to forgive and see the best in our own self. Quotes about self-love can become mantras and change the way you speak to yourself.

Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence. ― Gary Zukav

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” ― William James

It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. ― W.C. Fields

“When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.” ― Sandbar Khan

“You can never meet your potential until you truly learn to love yourself.” ― Teresa Collins

“Sometimes you have to be alone to truly know your worth.” ― Karen A. Baquiran

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ― William James

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. ― William Shakespeare, Henry V.

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. ― Hindu Proverb

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything worth having costs something, and the price of true love is self-knowledge.

. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ― George Eliot

“even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself.” ― Sanober Khan

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. ―Jean Shinoda Bolen

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE! ― Byron Katie

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” ― Ian Wallace

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. ― E. E. Cummings

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”– Brené Brown

“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” ― Tina Fey

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder

 “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ― Rita Mae Brown

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano