Adversity is a crossroads that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
Your expression is based on your impression.
There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish. – Max L. Lucado
Be, and not seem. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives. – Francis Chan
The first and best victory is to conquer self. – Plato
Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret. – Max L. Lucado
Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? Conscience asks the question: Is it right? – Martin Luther King Jr.
There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing: I do the things that I believe ought to be done...and when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act. – Theodore Roosevelt
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he would never be found out. – Thomas Macauley
There is no substitute for character. You can buy brains, but you cannot buy character. – Robert A. Cook
The great test of a man’s character is his tongue. – Oswald Chambers
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. – Billy Graham
What you do speaks so loudly in my ears that I can’t hear a word you are saying. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested. – Oswald Chambers
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity. – Charles H. Spurgeon
Becoming obsessed with what people think is the quickest way to forget about what God thinks. – Craig Groeschel
Never make a point at the expense of making a difference. – Andy Stanley
Success is about you. Significance is about others. – John C. Maxwell
Your competency leaves the first impression, but your character leaves the lasting one. – Carey Nieuwhof, Didn't See It Coming