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Character Makes a Man

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Money doesn’t make a man. … Character is what makes a man! Let a man’s character be his currency; that will tell you what he’s really worth!~Tony A Gaskin Jr
Character is the moral strength to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay. – Michael Josephson
Good character is the single most important attribute of a successful and worthy life. — Michael Josephson
We judge our own character by our best intentions and most noble acts, but we will be judged by our last worst act. – Michael Josephson
We all have three characters: the one we really have, the one we try to convince the world we have, and the one we think we have. – Michael Josephson
The way we treat people we think can’t help or hurt us — like housekeepers, waiters, and secretaries — tells more about our character than how we treat people we think are important. How we behave when we think no one is looking or when we don’t think we will get caught more accurately portrays our character than what we say or do in service of our reputations. – Michael Josephson
If we don’t invest now in building character in children we will surely invest more tomorrow in trying to repair adults. – Michael Josephson
We judge our own character by our best intentions and our most noble acts, but others will judge us by our last worst act. – Michael Josephson
What a person says and does in ordinary moments when no one is looking reveals more about true character than grand actions taken while in the spotlight. Our true character is revealed by normal, consistent, everyday attitudes and behavior, not by self-conscious words or deeds or rare acts of moral courage. – Michael Josephson
Character is both formed and revealed by how one deals with everyday situations as well as extraordinary pressures and temptations. Like a well-made tower, character is built stone by stone, decision by decision. – Michael Josephson
Character determines how we lead our lives, how we deal with life’s unearned fortunes and misfortunes and how we make choices that determine how those fortunes and misfortunes work to make us what we become. – Michael Josephson