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Reputation And 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 what you really are. 

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. 

Reputation is learned in an hour; Character does not come to light for a year. 

Reputation is made in a moment; 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 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 Hershey Davis --


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