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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

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