If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
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.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Reputation is like fine china: Once broken it's very hard to repair.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
My reputation grows with every failure.
Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.
Character is what you are in the dark.
SDC has a great reputation for putting live music on stage.
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears.
[Ger., Denn ein wanderndes Madchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.]
He that is respectless in his courses oft sells his reputation at cheap market.
The two chief things that give a man reputation in counsel, are the opinion of his honesty, and the opinion of his wisdom; the authority of those two will persuade.
The dark grave, which knows all secrets, can alone reclaim the fatal doubt once cast on a woman's name.
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.
The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
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