Internalizing words of wisdom shape your character.

October 2nd, 2015

The words of wisdom towards which we gravitate and internalize from childhood, influence our internal moral compasses and solidify the blueprint of our character. When the foundation is solid, we can build up, and no matter the situation that life throws our way, we will continue to commit ourselves to our moral and ethical mindsets, and continue on the right paths.

These principles are especially important if we choose life paths that require a significant amount of sacrifice, commitment, and integrity. In knowing that such lives are possible, thanks to worthy people who have lived them, we will find the mental strength to deal with life and be guided to achieve our dreams.

The moral principles I follow have been ingrained in me since childhood and have indelibly shaped my character.

 

Mohandas  Karamchand  Gandhi

“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

 

Wangari Muta Maathai

“I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can.”

 

Mother Teresa

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”

 

Leo Tolstoy

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

 

Jane Goodall

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

 

Aung San Suu Kyi

“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what is right.”

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.”

 

Maya Angelou

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

 

Irrespective of my situation in life, these principles underline my character and guide me. It is my desire that you read, comprehend, and internalize wise thoughts from an early age. In turn, they will guide you through life.

Heera