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.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.
– Oscar Wilde
Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
– Liz Smith
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
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The life you live is who you are, not what people say about you.
I’m not a Facebook status. You don’t have to like me.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
– William Shakespeare
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
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
– George Washington
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
– Margaret Mitchell
A man can get a reputation from very small things.
A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
– Pliny the Elder
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
– Benjamin Franklin
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
– Elbert Hubbard
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
It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
– Richard Bentley