Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Food for thought

Reputation vs. Character

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 leave it.

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

Reputation grows like a mushroom.
Character grows like an 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 the angels say about you before the Throne of God.

~ Author unknown

Have a blessed day,

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