Famous Campers and Camp Staff Share Thoughts on Character

August 12, 2013

This summer at camp, you undoubtedly learned a lot about character. We've compiled a few quotes on character from some famous former campers and camp staff.

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“It’s important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day — as that is what separates the good from the great.”
— Former camper Kerri Strug, Olympic gold medalist, gymnastics

"Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk."
—Former camper Michael Eisner, longtime CEO of Disney

"I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out."
— Former camper Paul Newman, American actor, entrepreneur, and icon

"Success is not about the money you make, but the difference you make in somebody's life."
— Former camp staff Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
— Former camp staff Albert Einstein, scientist

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