Character Education Quotes

Character Education Quotes by Sam Houston, Anson Jones, Barbara Jordan, Norman Cousins, Aristotle, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and many others.

I would give no thought of what the world might say of

I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
Sam Houston
Sometimes it is better to work out the map for yourself rather than have it given to you, in terms of learning.
Anson Jones
The imperative is to define what is right and do it.
Barbara Jordan
In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.
Norman Cousins
Of mankind in general, the parts are greater than the whole.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Half a man’s wisdom goes with his courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt
A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
Barbara Jordan
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Frank Jackson
Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
Charles Caleb Colton
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.
Paul Wellstone
Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
Leonard Woolf
The [nonprofit] sector enhances our creativity, enlivens our communities, nurtures individual responsibility, stirs life at the grassroots, and reminds us that we were born free.
John W. Gardner
Ours is supposed to be a government in which classes and distinctions melt into a harmonious whole. Until we reach this ideal of government, we will be a distracted, contentious people.
Timothy Thomas Fortune
The exile is a singular, whereas refugees tend to be thought of in the mass … What is implied in these nuances of social standing is the respect we pay to choice. The exile appears to have made a decision, while the refugee is the very image of helplessness.
Mary McCarthy
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes anothers.
Jean Paul
The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
Abigail Van Buren
We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
George H. W. Bush
Give thanks. Appreciate what you DO have … the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.
Matthew McConaughey
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George H. W. Bush
An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
Martin Luther
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Lord Chesterfield
Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion.
Marguerite Young
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Jackson
There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
William Halsey
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them, as if their reason had left them.
Willa Cather
We are all part of the human family and we should be about doing what all good families do – caring for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
Dan O’Neill
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.