Adversity is a crossroads that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. • Abraham Lincoln

Your expression is based on your impression.

There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish. • Max L. Lucado

Be, and not seem. • Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives. • Francis Chan

The first and best victory is to conquer self. • Plato

Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret. • Max L. Lucado

Insist on yourself; never imitate. • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? Conscience asks the question: Is it right? • Martin Luther King Jr.

There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing: I do the things that I believe ought to be done...and when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act. • Theodore Roosevelt

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he would never be found out. • Thomas Macauley

There is no substitute for character. You can buy brains, but you cannot buy character. • Robert A. Cook

The great test of a man’s character is his tongue. • Oswald Chambers

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
• Billy Graham

What you do speaks so loudly in my ears that I can’t hear a word you are saying. • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested. • Oswald Chambers

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity. • Charles H. Spurgeon

Becoming obsessed with what people think is the quickest way to forget about what God thinks. • Craig Groeschel

Never make a point at the expense of making a difference. • Andy Stanley

Success is about you. Significance is about others. • John C. Maxwell