Character Is Destiny - Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember


How much do I want to read more? 7/10

Interesting book. It seems to be about finding great character traits in litterature and in the real world, to get inspired and model those traits in our own lives.
The Introduction is getting personal and weird, talking about a trip with his mum getting lost in looking for a church.
Still, I appreciate his vulnerability, explaining his past absence is still working on his consciousness. (I guess it's about his children parenting style)


INTRODUCTION

Our character will determine how well or how poorly we choose.
It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.
And you choose it.
No rival can steal it from you. And no friend can give it to you.

what kind of person you will be: honest or deceitful; responsible or unreliable; brave or cowardly; kind or cruel.

The best I can claim for my own character is that it is still, even at this late date, a work in progress.
The most important thing I have learned, is to want what they had, integrity,
and to feel the sting of my conscience when I have chosen a course that has risked it for some selfish reason.
Our character is a lifelong project.

“This above all: to thine ownself be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou cannot then be false to any man.”
we must be true to our conscience, and to do that, you cannot be false to any man.
being honest with ourselves, will determine the character of our relations with others. That is a concise definition of integrity.

The work I have chosen for my life has too often kept me apart from my family.
That was not as I wished it to be, but the choice of professions was mine nonetheless.
I have earned its rewards and the regrets that disturb my conscience.
During my absence, I took comfort in the knowledge that their mother offered a better example to them than I did.