This is a wonderful quote that most will recognize… however, it’s not from who you think it is.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
– Unknown *
* This quote is widely attributed to “Frank Outlaw” on the Web, but no actual other corroborating confirmation actually confirms that this is the correct source. Searches reveal that there is likely no such person as Frank Outlaw.
Throughout the Internet, this quote has been wrongly attributed to James Dean, Mahatma Gandhi and Lao Tzu.
It has also been incorrectly attributed to a famous Thai monk Achann Chaa of Wat Po Pong (1918-1992). Many of his sayings were known abroad during 1960s and 1970s.
From our search of the Internet, we have concluded that we can’t make a definitive conclusion. We are interested if any of our readers may have an idea of the origin of this insightful comment.