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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
   —  Stendhal
(Marie-Henri Beyle is better known by his pen name Stendhal)
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On This Day In:
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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It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
    –     Oscar Wilde
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On This Day In:
2014 Choose To Lead
2013 Not Sent Yet
2012 Wall-Crawler Reboot
Learning To Count
On Worshiping God
2011 Emancipated Differences
2010 A Little More Technology, Please…

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Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
   —   Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2012 Essential Experience
2011 Lest We Forget Those Still In Harm’s Way
Sound Familiar?

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Aristotle wrote: “The virtues arise in us neither by nature nor against nature, but we are by nature able to acquire them, and reach our complete perfection through habit.”  Acquiring virtues is how character develops.  Only when one develops the knowing habit of right action, does one become good.  One learns, one does, and one becomes.  Habit eventually forms the person one has educated oneself to become.
  —   Lt. Col. Peter Fromm, U.S. Army, Retired; Lt. Col. Douglas Pryer, U.S. Army; and Lt. Col. Kevin Cutright, U.S. Army
From their article: “The Myths We Soldiers Tell Ourselves (and the Harm These Myths Do)
Found at: http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/Archives/
English/MilitaryReview_20131031_art010.pdf
Originally found via one of the blogs I follow: http://carryingthegun.wordpress.com/
The specific post is: http://carryingthegun.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/
the-ethics-of-the-marine-corps-urination-case/
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On This Day In:
2012 Remember To Vote Tomorrow
2011 It Sounds Like Chaos Theory To Me

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