Friday, May 14, 2010

{a thought to ponder....character vs reputation}

Happy Friday

{just a little something to think about over the weekend}


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.

Your reputation is made in a moment;
Your character is built in a lifetime.

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.

~william hersey davis~

42 comments:

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I hope that good character will equal a good reputation, but as we all know, one bad word or rumor spread, and that a good reputation can be gone in a moment. But, if there is a good and consistent reputation, time will tell the truth.

Julie said...

Beautiful thoughts, Koralee...and definitely something to remember all the time! Thanks for sharing this today...

Simply Mel said...

Koralee ~

Beautiful thoughts as we enter into the weekend...much to ponder every day of our lives. Although, I do believe reputation and character should go hand in hand....makes life a lot more fuller and beautiful when they compliment one another in the most positive and wonderful ways.
Bisous,
Melissa

It's me said...

Character is what the angels say about you before the throne of God.............

I am touched by this sentence ....... shoot tears in my eyes

Happy wonderful weekend my darling..............

Maria said...

Happy Friday dear heart!
Koralee, these quotes about character vs reputation are wonderful...
The last two lines left me with tears.
I try to remember this as I make decisions - big or small...
and it gets easier to forgo choices that lead to busyness and 'popularity' as I get older...

There is much wisdom here in these words, Koralee ...
Wishing you a wonderful and joy*filled weekend...
...and, sweet ballerina wishes for Sydney too!
God bless you ~ Maria
ps. I will use this quote in Jason's graduation card... so very relevant for this weekend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful thoughts! Have a great weekend Koralee!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Koralee, you always feel our thoughts and minds with helpful insightful knowledge. I do like to have a good reputation one that I have earned by being a caring thoughtful person. I also want my character to be strong and filled with substance and purpose.
Love this post
xoxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

When I read this I immediately went running for my quote book so I could write it down. Thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Surely something to think about. I guess you can have a good reputation...but either way, it's based on judgments and I don't like those!!

Happy weekend, Koralee!

xoxo
Jane

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Ah, I love the way you make me think. And think. And ponder some more. And wrap your words around me like a shawl.
Brenda

Marydon Ford said...

Koralee ~ You always nail it on the head in your beautiful thoughtful writes. I can't do better than have you ... thank you for sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Rosie said...

WOW, what an amazing post...this is so VERY TRUE! I love this...I also love the idea of "Tea on Tuesday"! Call me at the shop tomorrow, so we can scheme and plan...love Rosie

Pamela said...

In the end i care more about the angels than any man!! That was great!

I love the blue buttons!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that's alot to think about!
character is such an important part of us and as parents we try to encourage our childrens characters & morals so they can be the best they can & therefore have good reputations.
hope you are having a happy day sweet Koralee

Privet and Holly said...

NOURISHING thoughts, Koralee. I do love a post that you can turn over in your mind, like turning a smooth stone or seashell in one's hand. I have tried to live by the age old adage of treating others the way that I want to be treated. No one ever turned away from kindness and I believe it to be the foundation of a person's character. Have a wonderful weekend! xx P&H

Teresa said...

Where oh where do you get all of your BUTTONS!
I mean only you would have buttons these colors!
So VIBRAN...just like you!
Oh how I love that last line!
Character being what the angels say about you before the throne of God.
What a sweet sweet thought!
Happy Weekend to you...my ANGELIC friend!
ENjoy the warm temps and the SUNSHINE!
Still detoxing!
Oh how I do want something FUN to eat tonight!
Last Friday night...I enjoyed a yummy plate of spaghetti and meatballs...at my favorite little Italian dive!
I just KNOW you are having something FUN for dinner this Friday night!
xxooxx
Enjoy!

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Awwwww so cute

^_^

Kathysue said...

I love this thought and oh so true. Very thought provoking. The buttons caught my eye. I love buttons, sweet childhood memories. Happy weekend Kathysue

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ahh you always make us think darling.

Have a beautiful weekend,
xoxo DJ

The Dreaming Bear said...

What a wonderful thought. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

Julie Harward said...

The last lines gave me chills! Love it..so true! Character is everything! Come say hi :D

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Inspiring thoughts as usual! Thank you for the thoughts to welcome in my weekend. And speaking of weekends, have a fabulous one!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely Koralee. I certainly believe that true character will rise above any reputation one may have because of what others may say. If we are true to ourselves and act from our heart, then we will be seen in the light of truth. Have a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy PS love those blue bowsl and teapot. I think I might need to make some cookies today! thanks too for the sandal post. Very inspiring! Best wishes

Kissed by an Angel said...

Another inspirational post!! So lovely!!
Blessings
xxxx

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
LOVE YOUR QUOTE, THAT IS ONE THING MY MOM TAUGHT ME "HAVING A GOOD REPUTATION."
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES. GREAT BUTTONS, I HAVE A BUTTON BOX, IT WAS MY MOM'S. SHE SAVED ALL THE ODD BUTTONS THROUGH THE YEARS.
HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

V. said...

I love these words! They are so true and so often overlooked.

Susan said...

Thank you for a wonderful, thought provoking post! So important to think about!
Many blessings!

Sewn With Grace said...

Just love this, especially that last line!

June said...

Oh I LOVE this Koralee! No truer words. You just made my day!
I have so missed your lovely posts!
hugs

Beth Gales said...

Very profound post! Have a great weekend!

pollydove said...

Wow ... that makes you stop and think about a lot of things! What an awesome quote.

(red and turquoise together ... also awesome.)

Elyse said...

amazing photo! amazing!

xo
elyse

The Garden Bell said...

Perfect thoughts to call it a night and head to bed and think about as I drift off to sleep.

Sweet Dreams till Next we Meet,
Kate - T.G.B.

Kellie Collis said...

Koralee.... WHat a very clever post! So thought provoking xxx

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Koralee,
very clever thoughts. Happy weekend!!
Rebecca♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS? THank you precious one!! Anita

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my Koralee, how I missed everything about you. For starters your new banner, it's so sparkling! I read these thoughts twice, how thoughtful and clever. Makes me think and how I love words that make me think, rethink and react.
Great to be back. The picture is just perfect. Do have a most wonderful Sunday, you are about to awake and jump out of your cozy bed and celebrate the new day, hope there will be a lot of sun in lovely Vancouver! xxooxxoo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just love when I read something that makes me stop and think. Great post.

Martha said...

Some of the most beautiful words i have read!!! Thank you for your sweet encouragement and comment:)

Cristie said...

Wonderful thought. Thank you for giving me a moment of pondering. Enjoy your week :)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

well said!

i like your character koralee! through and through!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Auntie Cake said...

That is something to ponder. I think you have both a beautiful reputation and a heavenly character! And the other way around too!

Enjoy your week, can't believe it is already Wednesday, where did the rest of the week go?
Kate