STOP AND THINK – Character is much easier kept than recovered. (Thomas Paine, English-American political author, active in the American Revolution)
We can lose in sporting events, debates, and political races—none of which hinder us from picking up the pieces and moving forward to win the next time. Not so with character, however. Winning back our reputation, at best, will likely take a lot of work and a long time. Be alert, then, to maintain your integrity no matter what you are doing.
The man of integrity walks securely (Proverbs 10:9)