As the light coming from millions of burning lamps is of no avail to a blind person, so also the study of numerous scriptures is of no use to a person who has no character.Dulichand Jain, Thus Spake Lord Mahavir
At the end of this life, people won’t remember us for what we did, people won’t remember us for our achievements, people won’t remember us for our percentage in a test or our position in a ranking or our power in society.
People will remember us for who we were, the qualities that we exuded, the character that we cultivated in our life that touched their hearts. So what the ancient spiritual teachers tell us is along with having a to-do list, have a to-be list and ask yourself day-to-day what can you do and how can you function in this world to live up to that to-be list.Keshava Swami
The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.Abigail Van Buren
What you are shouts so loudly in my ears, I cannot hear what you say.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-John R. Wooden