Such a ringing personal reference by Mark Twain, and one wonders at the qualities which add up to such a richly pithy description:

He had a golden character, and that was all his fortune.

May you be blessed with such a character.  For my part, I need to work on it.

Source: Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, H.E. Smith (ed.) (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012), vol. I, p. 21

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