According to Herman Cain he has never done anything wrong for which he feels ashamed, which in light of the four women who have charged him with inappropriate sexual predatory behavior against them, reminds me of something my late mother in-law, Edith Wahl, taught her three daughters: “If you seem to be having a problem with everyone around you, the problem isn’t them – it’s you!”

On the subject of character, here are four statements that Mr. Cain might use to measure his own character:

“The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good (Samuel Johnson, lexicographer), and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.” (Abigail van Buren, advice columnist)

“If you want to see what a person is made of, see how he behaves in a position of authority. (Yugoslavian folk saying)

“The measure of a person’s character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” (Thomas Macauley, historian)

“What you are thunders so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)