Archives: Character

The ultimate measure of a man

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Real spiritual life

“A real spiritual life is never dominated by, nor lived in, feeling. Rather does it regulate feeling. Nowadays Christians mistake a life of feeling for spiritual experience. This is because many have never entered into genuine spirituality and hence interpret

The function of education

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Cheerfulness

“Cheerfulness is the friend and helper of all good graces, and the absence of it is certainly a vice.” – James H. Aughey

Good nature

“Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.” – Henry Ward Beecher

soft-minded men

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

One in the spirit

“Only when mind and emotion are subject to the spirit’s rule can he disregard or restrain differences in though and feeling and so be one in the spirit with all children of God.” – Watchman Nee

Great Knowledge

“Great knowledge, if it be without vanity, is the most severe bridle of the tongue. For so have I heard, that all the noises and prating of the pool, the croaking of frogs and toads, are hushed and appeased upon

Emotional Life

The more one probes the workings of an emotional life the more he will be convinced of its vacillation and undependability. No one should wonder that a child of God who walks by emotion rather than by spirit usually comports

The man who makes the situation

“It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them.” – Frederick W.

Tongue

“Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue.” – Francis de Sales

Punctuality

Method is the very hinge of business; and there is no method without punctuality – Richard Cecil