You are known by the company you keep. 3.29.11, 3.29.12 & 11.5.12

by Aaron K.

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You are known by the company you keep. 3.29.11, 3.29.12 & 11.5.12

"Hence companionship with the wise and energetic never fails to have a most valuable influence on the formation of character-increasing our resources, strengthening our resolves, elevating our aims,and enabling us to exercise greater dexterity and ability in our own affairs, as well as more effective helpfulness of others." -Character by Samuel Smiles

A wise man does well to seek out the good company of others. Knowing good or bad we are influenced by those closest to us….whether we like it or not. The wise man knows this truth and thus desires to associate and surround himself with other men of good character. The advancing man…one who is hungry to develop his character and grow in wisdom will seek spending time with those more advanced than him, knowing that is the only way of getting better. Action. My sons, be the man that never stops growing in character and wisdom…impact and influence in life are a by product of this life long pursuit. Seek out and spend time with great, godly men…learn from them study their habits and how they think. For who you become as a man in life will mirror those you most closely associate with.