Tag Archives: Character

Thought For the Day: Carve Your Name On Hearts, Not A Marbled Tombstone

“A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you will remember.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” – Charles Spurgeon      

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First Principles: The Private Character Serves to Instruct On Public Persons

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” – Samuel Adams (1775)        

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Thought For the Day: Our Word Choices Show Our State of Mind, Disposition and Character

“In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.” – Plutarch, biographer and philosopher (circa 46-120)    

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Thought For the Day: A University’s Purpose Is To Be A Center of Free Inquiry and Criticism

“A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism — a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.” – Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970)

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First Principles: From Youth We Must Strive To Be Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United Nation Or Not A Nation

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: What Is Inside A Person Matters More Than Appearance

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” – George Washington (1783) The worth of any person comes from what is inside not outward appearance.  I cannot count the number of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: True Belief Is In How We Live, Not Our Professed Creed

“True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.” – Louis Nizer, lawyer (6 Feb 1902-1994)    

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Thought For the Day: Mankind Is Too Complex For Labels

“Labels are for the things men make, not for men. The most primitive man is too complex to be labeled.” – Rex Stout, novelist (1 Dec 1886-1975) The world would be all the poorer without his work.  I find it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Envy Does Not Create Wealth; Freedom and Character Do

“Envy doesn’t create wealth. Freedom and character does. How about we focus less on punishing those who succeed and more on helping those who are not realizing their potential?” —Star Parker        

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