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Character Is Destiny Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember (Random House Large Print (Paper)) by John Mccain

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Published by Random House Large Print .
Written in English


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Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7427086M
ISBN 100375728422
ISBN 109780375728426

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In Character is Destiny, McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest/5(54). Character Is Destiny, a sort of self-help guide for the soul, shows how we can lead richer lives simply by being better people. "This profound book reminds us how utterly central character is to all else in life/5(23). On the contrary, the intrinsic value of the lives we lead reflects the strength of a single trait: our personal character. Character Is Destiny, a sort of self-help guide for the soul, shows how we can lead richer lives simply by being better people/5. Character Is Destiny. An inescapable truth lies at the heart of this simple yet profound book: The quality of our lives is not determined by the happenstance of genetics or by the influence of environment; it is not measured in material possessions or in the trappings of youth; it is not dependent on personality or social acclaim/5.

“Character is destiny,” is a quote attributed to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. This quote implies that destiny, or fate, is not a predetermined outside force, but that one’s future, or. Character is Destiny covers many elements of character and personal morality. Gough provides an outstanding depiction of the differences between character and personality and their 4/5(22). Character Is Destiny book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The phenomenal success of William Bennett's The Book of Virtues an Th 5/5(1).   Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies/5(8).

In his book, entitled “Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories, Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember,” Senator John McCain shares profiles of individuals throughout history who, in his view, have embodied principles of ethical and moral behavior. An extraordinary example himself, the stories he selected focus on the motivation, reasoning and Author: Chris Komisarjevsky. Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.   Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies. Praise for Character Is Destiny “An eclectic collection of heroes/5(7).   The choices we make, and the manner in which we make them, illuminate the paths our lives will take. Character is Destiny can be our compass. RUSSELL W. GOUGH is a professor of ethics and philosophy at Pepperdine University. He had lectured across the country and was a chairman for the annual White House Conference on Character :