May 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. (Theodore Roosevelt, 25th president of the United States) Roosevelt apparently believed that character is extremely...

May 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th & 20th century American writer and philosopher) We have often contrasted reputation and character, but they are...

May 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) Aristotle was right. Our choices do indeed reveal who we really are...

May 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he’s born. (William R. Inge, 19th-20th century Anglican priest, author, and educator) We all understand, no doubt, that we need to begin...

May 6, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Doing what you said you would do is simply an issue of integrity. There is no substitute for having the guts to keep your word. (Charles Swindoll, American pastor and author) It used to be that a man’s word was his bond. A...

May 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist) Too often when we’ve made a mistake, we try to use the excuse that our circumstances forced us to make the...

May 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. (Baron Thomas Babington Macauley, 19th century British historian) Remember when you were a child and you wanted to do something...

May 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Character is much easier kept than recovered. (Thomas Paine, English-American political author, active in the American Revolution) We can lose in sporting events, debates, and political races—none of which hinder us from...

May 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. (Alphonse Karr, 19th century French critic and writer) The first might be called reputation, what others think of you...

April 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Within each of us is a hidden store of courage, courage to give us the strength to face any challenge. (Inspiration Line) Probably most people don’t think of themselves as being courageous. We’d rather avoid situations that...

April 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Today’s preparation = tomorrow’s performance. (Jim Sheard and Wally Armstrong, golf authors) Whether it’s the game of golf or the game of life, the principle is valid. What you do today has an important bearing on how you...

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