Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials

TOLERANCE –A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement

Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky


Contributed from Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations


While contending with the manifold problems of geography and climate in the building of the Panama Canal, Colonel George Washington Goethals had to endure the carping criticism of countless busybodies back home who freely predicted that he would never complete his great task. But the resolute builder pressed steadily forward in his work and said nothing.

“Aren’t you going to answer your critics?” a subordinate inquired.

“In time,” Goethals replied.


The great engineer smiled. “With the canal,” he replied.

—Adrian Anderson

[Reproduced with permission from s by Paul Lee Tan, Communications, Inc., Dallas, TX, 1998, #2135]



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