Saturday, June 15, 2013


"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."

-John Maxwell