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30 Best Quotes on Character Building

Oh, how I love quotes! I have been collecting them for 10 years
now and still counting.

During the years when I was living in solitude, quotes have served as my mentor. And reading the combination of words from the minds of great people, it stimulated me into meditating about my own life.  In a way, it helped me in my own self-discovery.

Those thoughts became my powerful propellants in understanding who I am.  As a result, those stimulated reflections created a strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem within me.

We often think of our life in a negative way.  Then somehow, we get into this belief that life holds us back from experiencing our dreams.

In contemplating the quotes that I read, it led me to look at things on a different perspective.  It guided me in revelations that I did not even know about myself before.

In collecting beautiful quotes, they became my inspiration.  It helped me build a picture of myself with a vision that motivates me in seeing something good towards its conclusion.

So, as we focus on our thoughts as a means of self-discovery, we can create life goals and have allies to keep us focused when self-doubt inevitably creeps in.

From the quotes which I collected, I put together 30 of the best ones on
character building.

Read and reflect on the quote of the day for the entire month.  It might even inspire you to start journaling your reflections as you meditate on the words of these great people I consider as my teachers.

Day 1

"Without change, something sleeps inside us and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."

Frank Herbert

Day 2

"A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."

 Mahatma Gandhi

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Day 3

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.

 George Washington

Day 4

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

Day 5

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

 Dr. Seuss

Day 6

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry A. Kissinger

Day 7

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Lee Iacocca

Day 8

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Day 9

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Max Eastman

Day 10

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Christian D. Larson

Day 11

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou

Day 12

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

Day 13

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

Neil Gaiman

Day 14

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah. It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.


Day 15

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

Day 16

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on life.

Zig Ziglar

Day 17

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

Steve Jobs

Day 18

The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.

Tony Robbins

Day 19

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.

John F. Kennedy

Day 20

Make your heart like a lake with calm, still surface, and of great depths of kindness.


Make your heart like a lake with calm still surface and great depths of kindness.
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Day 21

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.

Eric Hoffer

Day 22

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Day 23

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

Abraham Lincoln

Day 24

And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’

Kurt Vonnegut

Day 25

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.

Nathaniel Branden

Day 26

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.

William E. Gladstone

Day 27

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Bill Gates

Day 28

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Day 29

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.


Day 30

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know.

Sarah Blakely

Motivational Quote: Don't be intimidated by what you don't know.
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I hope you enjoy these quotes.

If you thought about writing your reflections on these quotes for the month, then you have to start your journal about your journey to self-discovery. Begin harnessing the power of your thoughts and do something with them.

If you love these quotes, they are available in 4 in x 4 in size at our store, Parchment and More, in a downloadable format.  They are available for you to customize with your website address and logo if it applies.  It is a good conversation tool for social media engagement. 

If you need a journal page that you can print over and over again, click here for your copy.

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