Floyd McClung Sr

Character is the one thing we develop in this world and take with us into the next.
Character is what you really are; reputation is what people say you are supposed to be.
Character is the face; reputation is the photograph.
Character grows from within; reputation grows from without.
Reputation is what you have when you move to a new community. Character is what you have when you leave.
Character is built over a lifetime. Reputation can be made in a moment.
Character grows like an oak; reputation grows like a mushroom.
A single news report can give you a reputation. A life of diligence gives you character.
Reputation is what men will say about you on your tombstone. Character is what the angels will say about you before the throne of God.

Oswald Chambers

We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation. What God looks at is what we are in the dark- the imaginations of our minds, the thoughts of our heart, the habits of our bodies; these are the things that mark us in God’s sight. Character is what you are in the dark.

William Hersey Davis

The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character. Reputation is what you are supposed to be; charaacter 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 learned in an hour; your character is built in a lifetime. Reputation grows like a mushroom; 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 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.