Character and Conduct

Conduct is what we do; character is what we are.

Conduct is the outward life;
character is the life unseen, hidden within, yet evidenced by that which is seen.

Conduct is external, seen from without;
character is internal–operating within.

Character is the state of the heart;
conduct is its outward expression.

Character is the root of the tree;
conduct is the fruit it bears.

– E.M. Bounds