STOP AND THINK – Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor; Character makes you happy or makes you miserable. (William Hershey Davis, Greek language author)
Davis’ comparisons are thought-provoking. A worker with a good reputation may become wealthy, while an ineffective worker may not do well financially. But there’s more to life than financial gain and security. When you live a life of integrity, you can be happy, but the result of a life that displays dishonesty and untrustworthiness will bring only misery.
The man of integrity walks securely. (Proverbs 10:9)