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“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” 

Senator Henry Clay

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for seven years, early 1800’s

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures.”

                Horace Greeley

                Reformer, politician, editor of the New York Tribune, late 1800’s

What is character?

·         The qualities built into an individual’s life that determines his response, regardless of circumstances. (American Dictionary of the English Language)

·         A person can understand difficult problems; have flawless logic and common sense, yet still lack character.

·         Character is the inward motivation to do what is right in every situation.

·         Character is manifested in a person’s life through qualities such as dependability, initiative, punctuality, truthfulness, and attentiveness.