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People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    —    Ralph Waldo Emerson
[I’m not sure how that reflects on my character – or vice versa.    —    KMAB]
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2020 Works For Me
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2019 Better To Do
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2018 Keep Moving
2017 Fighting Good
2016 Size Matters
2015 Maybe The Best Thing
2014 Ready To Be Fried?
2013 A Real Lover
2012 Winning Wars
2011 A Different Lesson

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There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ person.  We are made up of thousands of others.  Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
   —    George Burton Adams
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On This Day In:
2020 A Profound Source
2019 Sad Words
2018 Self-Sorted
2017 Right
2016 At Least One Step
2015 Month To Month Rental
2014 Professional Beliefs
2013 Books Are…
2012 True Distinguishing Marks
2010 Sub-300

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No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
 
   —    Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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2019 And Autumnal Foliage
2018 Up Hill, Both Ways
2017 Trump Carnivores – The Revolution So Far
2016 Election Results
2015 Speak Louder
2014 Why I Frequently Give In
2013 Am Remembering
2012 Sustained Fear
2011 Commitment
   

 

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Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.  But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
   —    General Norman Schwarzkopf
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On This Day In:
2018 I Put It Down To Bad Teachers
Day 34: In And Out
2017 And The Future Is Now
2016 I Am
2015 Positively Aiming Higher
2014 Suspicious Minds
2013 We Are Not Alone
2012 Lawyer, n.
2011 Each Day Remember…
2010 Impossible Dreams of Camelot

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How you react when the joke’s on you can reveal your character.
  —  Robert Half
[After two years in Office, Congress continues to refuse to fund a “wall” so President Trump declares a “national emergency” to divert funds from approved budgets.  When lies fail, steal.
The “sad” thing is, the joke isn’t ON #IncompetentDonald, he IS the joke.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 Mirror, Mirror
2017 Keep On Keeping On
2016 Reflections
2015 Is It Time Yet?
2014 Ask Any Follower
2013 Cornered Or Surrounded?
2012 Escape
2011 Achievement
Not Unreasonable Enough

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We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one; for living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full life requires character.
     —    Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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2017 Love Can Change The World In A Minute
2016 60, Little Bro!
2015 Vision and Courage
2014 58 – Little Bro
2013 New Adventures And Old Hopes
Caving In
2012 Bits And Bobs And Birthdays
Always Hope
2011 Wet Snow And Long Hills

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The measure of people’s real character is what they would do if they knew they would never be found out.
     —    J.C. Macauley
[For a certain President, it’s who are you going to try to fire to avoid being found out.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Still Waiting…
2016 Same Old, Same Old
2015 Shout!
2014 I Hear Voices
2013 Ethics And Standards
2012 Swing Higher
2011 Convicted For Life

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Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.  I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
   —    Walter Anderson
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2016 We, Us, All
2015 No Less
2014 Life Advice (50)
Orange October (IV) – Giants Win Game 1 Of NLCS!
2013 Running To
2012 Suddenly
2011 Liberal Washington
2010 Giants Advance To NLCS!!

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The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior.
   —   Earl Warren
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2016 What About Friends?
2015 It Tastes Good To Me
2014 Others’ Footsteps
The Not-So-Modern Samurai
2013 Doin’
2012 A Lover
2011 What Have We Found Here
Words

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… I had dinner with another English friend, now a banker, who had been a student at Harrow when its most famous alumnus, Winston Churchill, came back to the school to speak to the boys.  He was a great man, and everyone knew why.  He had carried the Western world through its worst crisis.
Now he looked out over the fresh-faced audience and said, “Never give up.  Never give up.  Never, never, never give up.”  It brought the house to its feet.
What Churchill was saying was this: You can act cleverly, selfishly or prudently in any situation, but what finally matters is character, desire and faith.  Victory never comes easy.
    —    Barnaby Conrad III
From the article: “Have the Yanks Given Up?
Published in “This World“, 18 May 1986
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On This Day In:
2016 Which Generation Are We?
Congratulations, Kyle!
2015 Centered
2014 Economic Trinity
2013 At Both Ends
2012 Holding Allowance
2011 The Power Of Good

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Honesty is the cornerstone of character.  The honest man or woman seeks not merely to avoid criminal or illegal acts, but to be scrupulously fair, upright, fearless in both action and expression.  Honesty pays dividends both in dollars and in peace of mind.
   —   B. C. Forbes
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On This Day In:
2015 Would That This Be True
2014 More Likely
2013 Enjoyed The Desolation
Watching Faux News
2012 Speaking Of Products
2011 Ready To Be Immortal?

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Character is of the first importance, but intelligence is nevertheless essential.  It is desirable for a leader to have a broad education.  History and poetry increase his knowledge of human passions.  Culture offers the man of action opportunities now and then to capture his serenity; it puts at his disposal models of order and clarity.  It is, in a sense, a work of art to reconstruct a country or to lead an army, and the man who has acquired a sense of beauty from his studies will be the more successful for it.
    —    André Maurois
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On This Day In:
2012 Above The Vaulted Sky
2011 Active Learning

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Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
  —    Margaret Chase Smith
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