Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Resolutions and character

"Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution after the enthusiasm with which the resolution was made has passed."
Brian Tracy


His Girl Friday said...

Good quote, or should I say, phew, that hit a little too close to home!! :))

That Hideous Man said...

Ah yes - and then can you help me identify the author of the quote, "character is who you are when no-one is looking"....

Endlessly restless said...


Not sure about that one. Bill Hybels produced a book called 'who you are when no-one looking' - but he's unlikely to be the source.

Blaise Pascal (always good for a quotation) has a take on this:
"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts." I might use that one again!

His Girl Friday said...

Hey guys,
I do quote searches a lot for hubby;...here's some that I found...

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. ~J.C. Watts

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. ~Thomas Babington Macaulay

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Browne

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Author: Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck
Source: of Napoleon III, while minister to Paris