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Being and Doing – 9 February – Character

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Being and Doing – 9 February – Character


NOBLENESS of character is nothing but steady love of good, and steady scorn of evil.



THE foundation of every noble character is absolute sincerity.

WHAT is character?  Character is that actual, mental, moral, spiritual condition reached at any given moment through the influence of all the many impulses, external and internal, of life; character, that is, the set or bent of the soul; the resultant in the individual personal being, of all the converging forces which it exerts or to which it submits… Try to live in view of the truth that each act is contributing to that final fixed result.





These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.

Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.

Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.

For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith.  I hope they will encourage others also.

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