Reputation and Character
*William Hersey Davis*

The circumstances amid which your life 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.

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1 Comment(s)

  1. Jemimah

    July 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Dear Kez,
    This is an awesome reading on the subject of reputation and character.. Often times, human cannot decipher or discern between the two
    Thank you for putting this up on your blog.
    Love all the postings in your blog and where do you get all the vodpods…..?

    May our Father JEHOVAH GOD bless you with infinite spiritual wisdom and sharing it all with all of us.


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