What a man IS
There are virtues, fruits of character, treasures, spoils of moral conquests — which men carry with them out of this world. Someone says, "The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried, is character." This is true. What a man IS — survives him. It never can be buried. His character lingers about his home, when his footsteps come there no more. It lives in the community where he was known. And that same thing — what a man IS — he carries with him into the next life. Money and rank and circumstances and earthly gains, he leaves behind him — but his character, he takes with him into eternity!