Monday February 26, 2007

The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character.

Reputation is what you are supposed to be; character is what you are.

Reputation is the photograph; character is the face.

Reputation comes over one from without; character grows up from within.

Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community; character is what you have when you go away.

Your reputation is learned in an hour; your character does not come to light for a year.

Reputation is made in a moment; character is built in a lifetime.

Reputation grows like a mushroom; character grows like the oak.

A single newspaper report gives you your reputation; a life of toil gives you your character.

Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor; character makes you happy or makes you miserable.

Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone;

character is what angels say about you before the throne of God.

- William Hersey Davis, “(source unknown)”

  

One Response to Monday February 26, 2007

  1. LogDog2020 February 26, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Good Stuff. I cannot disagree…

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