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
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
– Publilius Syrus
Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
– Liz Smith
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.
– Henry Ford
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.
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
– Benjamin Franklin
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
– William Shakespeare
I’m not a Facebook status. You don’t have to like me.
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
A man can get a reputation from very small things.
My reputation grows with every failure.
– George Bernard Shaw
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
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
– Douglas Jerrold
How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputations!
– Michael Eyquen de Montaigne
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
There are two modes of establishing our reputation; to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues.
– Charles Caleb Colton
A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
When a man has once gained a Reputation not even with God’s help can he get rid of it.
– Abraham Miller