Reputation Quotes

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Pliny The Elder

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

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Elbert Hubbard

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap

Mignon McLaughlin

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

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Updated On : March 13, 2013
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