Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. 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 what you have when you come to a new community; Character is what you have when you go away.
- Reputation is made in a moment; Character is built in a lifetime.
- Reputation grows like a mushroom; Character grows like an oak.
- Your reputation is learned in an hour; Your character is does not come to light for a year.
- A single newspaper report gives 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.
- Your character is what God knows you to be. Your reputation is what men think you are.
William Hershey Davis