Lessons in Character by Ronald Reagan – Words to Live By

Lessons in Character

Ronald Reagan“The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined by a thousand other choices made earlier in seemingly unimportant moments.  It has been determined by all the “little” choices of years past — by all those times when the voice of conscience was at war with the voice of temptation … whispering the lie that “it really doesn’t matter.”

It has been determined by all the day-to-day decisions made when life seemed easy and crises seemed far away — the decisions that, piece by piece, bit by bit, developed habits of discipline or of laziness; habits of self-sacrifice or self-indulgence; habits of duty and honor and integrity or dishonor and shame”.

– Ronald Reagan