Reputation Quotes

When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.

Arabian Proverb

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

William Shakespeare

My reputation grows with every failure.

George Bernard Shaw

One may be better than his reputation or his conduct, but never better than his principles.

Niocolas Valentin de Latena

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

Benjamin Franklin

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies

Arabian Proverb

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

St. Evermond

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you will do things differently.

Warren Buffett

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.

Susan B. Anthony

Reputation is in itself only a farthing-candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Russell Lowell

Reputation is a jewel which nothing can replace; it is ten thousand times more valuable capital than your diamonds.

Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

It is the duty of every one to strive to gain and deserve a good reputation.

Francis Atterbury

Reputation is like fine china once broken it's very hard to repair.

Abraham Lincoln

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.

Pliny The Elder

Once you lose your reputation, you don't mind it.

Belva Porter

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

One way to evaluate your own reputation is to think about what would be said of you at your eulogy.

Brian Koslow

The reputation of a man is like his shadow: it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size

French Proverb

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.

Myrtle Reed

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Updated On : March 13, 2013
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