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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
- Elbert Hubbard
The life you live is who you are, not what people say about you.
You’re not born with a walk like that. You have to earn it.
- Donna Ball
As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.
- Joseph Conrad
When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.
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