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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Dwight Lyman Moody (1837–99)
QUOTATION: Character is what you are in the dark.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to DWIGHT L. MOODY by his son, William R. Moody, D. L. Moody, chapter 66, p. 503 (1930).

Although both The Macmillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases, ed. Burton Stevenson, p. 317 (1948, reprinted 1965), and The World Treasury of Religious Quotations, ed. Ralph L. Woods, p. 108 (1966), state that this quotation came from his sermons, Moody scholars have not found it there.
SUBJECTS: Character