Success Maxims (Part 7)

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Kasper & Associates maintains faith in the American spirit and we believe in the power of positive thinking.  To that end, we’ve established a monthly posting to our blog – Success Maxims — a collection of our favorite motivational quotes, essays and leadership advice.  (For a complete collection, e-mail your mailing address to


–Part 7–

Matters of Character

  • “I believe that persistent effort, supported by a character-based foundation, will enable you to get more of the things money will buy and all the things money won’t buy.”  (Zig Ziglar)
  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”  (John Wooden)
  • “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.  Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”  (John Wooden)
  • “Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.”  (Winston Churchill)
  • “No man is above the law and no man below it.”  (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  (Abraham Lincoln)
  • “No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”  (Abraham Lincoln)
  • “The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards he sets for himself.”  (Ray Kroc)
  • “As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.”  (Andrew Carnegie)
  • “I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”  (George Washington)



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