Quotes About Reputation

There is nothing more valuable than a good reputation. In your personal life or business career, clean, untarnished reputation is the very factor that will determine your success. There is no substitute for it. Clean reputation is indeed an asset for you and for your business. Maintained good reputation will put you on top. Following quotes and sayings give reputation credits for its importance in life.

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"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company." George Washington

"Character is what one is; reputation is what one is thought to be by others." Unknown author

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln

"Reputation is an interpretation, more or less accurate, of character." Austin O'Malley

"And reputation bleeds in every word." Charles Churchill

"A lost good name is never retrieved." John Gay

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffett

"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Benjamin Franklin

"Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness." Mencius

"The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows." Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord

"The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam or painted clay." William Shakespeare

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." Henry Ford

"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is." Margaret Mitchell

"A man can get a reputation from very small things." Sophocles

"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

"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

"No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving." William Shakespeare

"The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other." Charles Caleb Colton

"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." Jeff Bezos

"A good reputation is more valuable than money." Publilius Syrus

"Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit." James Russell Lowell

"Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is." Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell


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