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You too can transform your character

by Rick Baker
On May 5, 2014

“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”


Greek Philosopher, 535BCE-475BCE


“Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor, 121-180


“Character is perfectly educated will.”


German Poet & Philosopher, 1772-1801


“Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

German Author & Philosopher, 1749-1832


“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”

Henry David Thoreau

American Author & Philosopher, 1817-1852


“We are builders of our own characters. We have different positions, spheres, capacities, privileges, different work to do in the world, different temporal fabrics to raise; but we are all alike in this, -- all are architects of fate.”

John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware

American Clergyman, 1818-1881


“Every thought willingly contemplated, every word meaningly spoken, every action freely done, consolidates itself in the character, and will project itself onward in a permanent continuity.”

Henry Giles

Unitarian Minister & Writer, 1809-1882


“Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

German Philosopher, 1844-1900


“Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.”

Elbert Green Hubbard

American Writer & Philosopher, 1856-1915


“Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed.”

C. H. Parkhurst

American Clergyman, 1842-1933


“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

Anne Frank

Holocaust Victim, 1929-1945


“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

American First Lady, 1884-1962


“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

American Author & Activist, 1880-1968


“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

American Entrepreneur & Speaker, 1930-2009


“Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.”

Tony Robbins

American Self-help Author, 1960-






"All the leaders I've met, worked with, and read about have had one thing in common. Along the way to becoming practitioners and masters of leadership, they transformed their character."

 Joe MacInnis

 Canadian Aquanaut & Author, 1937-

Comments (1) -

rick baker
6/10/2014 9:24:10 PM #

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”

William James

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