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
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
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.
- Oscar Wilde
The life you live is who you are, not what people say about you.
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
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus
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
Better to die than to live on with a bad reputation.
When a man has once gained a Reputation not even with God’s help can he get rid of it.
- Abraham Miller
Falling out of love makes it impossible to leave your children. All you have left is your reputation for their future.
Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
- Margaret Mitchell