Reputation Quotes and Sayings
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
Reputation is made in a moment. Character is built in a lifetime.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
- Henry Ford
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.
- Oscar Wilde
A man’s reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
- Dwight Lyman Moody
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
- Benjamin Franklin
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington
I’m not a Facebook status. You don’t have to like me.
My reputation grows with every failure.
- George Bernard Shaw
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
- William Shakespeare
A man can get a reputation from very small things.
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
The life you live is who you are, not what people say about you.
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
- Elbert Hubbard
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
- Pliny the Elder
Makin’ mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then?
- Simone Elkeles
Don’t consider your reputation and you may do anything you like.
A doctor’s reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
- George Bernard Shaw
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
- Margaret Mitchell
It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
- Richard Bentley
Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.