Reputation Quotes


These 25 reputation quotes are well-worth the read.  Enjoy:

A good reputation is more valuable than money. -Publilius Syrus

A man’s reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is. -Unknown

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. -Joseph Hall (1574-1656)

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. -Baltasar Gracian

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. -Euripides

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 a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. -Abraham Lincoln

His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity. -John B. Gough (1817-1886)

How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputations! -Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it. -Mae West

It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself. -Richard Bentley

It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. -Warren Buffet

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My reputation grew with every failure. -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation. -Oscar Wilde

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

Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing. -Michael Iapoce

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue. -St. Evermond

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. -Socrates

There are two way of establishing a reputation; one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. -Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. -Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43BC)

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. -Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. -Henry Ford

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    • Laurie
    • July 21, 2010

    Great quotes Shawn. They all made me think. One jumps out at me: Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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