7 Poems About Character

Be inspired and encouraged by these poems about character. Your character is the one thing that you own and that you have responsibility for. Are you reliable and honest in your work, in your dealings with people. Do you follow through and do what you will say you do. Your character will determine your reputation. Always work to be of good character!


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  1. Character Bends
    Poet: Alexander McKenzie


    If we look down, then our shoulders stoop.
    If our thoughts look down our character bends.
    It is only when we hold our heads up
    That the body becomes erect.
    It is only when our thoughts go up
    That our life becomes erect.



  2. 	Positive character traits are something you can and should develop...traits like love or caring, respect for life, honesty or trustworthiness, responsibility, justice, and fairness.Barbara A. Lewis


  3. Worth Of Character
    by George H. Colton


    The most precious things this side of the grave
    are our reputation and our life.

    But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper
    may deprive us of the one,
    and the weakest weapon of the other.

    A wise man, therefore, will be more anxious to
    deserve a fair name than to possess it,
    and this will teach him so to live,
    as not to be afraid to die.



  4. A Strong Character
    by Unknown


    One must, in life, make his own observations,
    Frame his own inductions,
    And apply them in action as he goes along.

    The habit of finding out the best thing to do next,
    And then doing it, is the basis of character.

    A strong and efficient character is built up by doing,
    Not by imitation or by feeling, or by suggestion.



  5. "It’s not hard to make decisions
    when you know what your values are."
    Roy Disney



  6. First Stain
    by Unknown


    How little it takes to stain the character.

    A single drop of ink is a very small thing,
    yet dipped into a tumbler of clean water,
    it blackens the whole.

    And so the first oath, the first lie,
    the first glass of drink, seem very small things,
    yet leave a dark stain upon the character.

    Look out for the first stain.



  7. Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.  Joyce Meyer  


  8. Your Character
    Poet: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler


    It is only when people begin to care for each other
    That the fineness of human nature is seen.
    As long as you don't love anybody much,
    Your character is like a garden in winter,
    one virtue is under a glass shade,
    And another is covered over with straw,
    And all of them are pinched and sickly.
    Then love comes by, and it is summer;
    And your garden rejoices and blossoms like a rose,
    without your bothering about it.



  9. 	Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln


  10. Sow
    Poet: Charles Reade


    Sow a thought and you reap an action;
    sow an act and you reap a habit;
    sow a habit and you reap a character;
    sow a character and you reap a destiny.



  11. Greatness To Character
    by George Henry Lewes


    Strength of will is the quality most needing cultivating in mankind.
    Will is the central force which gives strength and greatness to character.

    We overestimate the value of talent because it dazzles us,
    and we are apt to underrate the importance
    of will because its works are less shining.

    Talent gracefully adorns life,
    but it is will which carries us victoriously through the struggle.

    Intellect is the torch which lights us on our way,
    will the strong arm which rough hews the path for us. . . .

    In this world there cannot be virtue without strong will,
    the weak "know the right, and yet the wrong pursue."

    Knowledge, after all, is not the greatest thing, in life;
    it is not the "be-all" and the "end-all " here.
    Life is not a science.

    The light of intellect is truly a precious light,
    but its aim and its end is simply to shine.

    Strength of character,
    goodness, loving-kindness, and quiet self-sacrifice
    are worth all the talents in the world.

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