Saturday, July 17, 2010


The circumstances amid which you live determines 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 made in a moment; your character is built in a lifetime.

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

Reputation grows like a mushroom; character lasts like eternity.

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.

From "Becoming a Person of Influence" by: John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan