Reputation Proverbs

Sayings about Reputation

Better to die than to live on with a bad reputation. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

A good reputation is better than a golden girdle. ~ Serbian Proverb

When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

The river’s reputation ends where the sea begins. ~ Russian Proverbs

When ten thousand soldiers lie rotting, the general’s reputation is enhanced. ~ Japanese Proverb

Sometimes it takes only an hour to get a reputation that lasts for a thousand years. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The soldiers’ blood, the general’s reputation. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

Of a dead leopard we keep the skin, of man his reputation. ~ Chinese Proverb

The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and somtimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size. ~ French Proverb

Quotations about Reputation

Favorite quote about reputation

Faithfully guard your reputation. ~ Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild

All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently wound a nation’s reputation. ~ Ramman Kenoun

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

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. ~ Ben Jonson

My reputation grows with every failure. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

One may be better than his reputation or his conduct, but never better than his principles. ~ Niocolas Valentin de Latena

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

Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars. ~ Rupert Murdoch

Concealed talent brings no reputation. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. ~ Liz Smith

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 Quotes

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. ~ Socrates Quotes

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself. ~ Richard Bentley,

There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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 reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it. ~ Cervantes

Time never fails to bring every exalted reputation to a strict scrutiny. ~ Fisher Ames

Reputation is made every day and every minute. ~ Christopher Ruel

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers. ~ Elizabeth Arden

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. ~ Euripides

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

Reputation is a jewel which nothing can replace; it is ten thousand times more valuable capital than your diamonds. ~ Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. ~ Paul Theroux

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

In all the affairs of this world, so much reputation is in reality so much power. ~ John Tillotson

Reputation is an interpretation, more or less accurate, of character. ~ Austin O’Malley

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. ~ George Washington

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom. ~ Myrtle Reed

A man’s judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions. ~ Raymond Spruance

How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The strange machinery by which a reputation precedes its source we all know is faulty. Yet how much faith we put in it! ~ Samuel R

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue. ~ St. Francis de Sales

How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. ~ Francesco Petrarch

A man’s reputation draws eyes upon him that will narrowly inspect every part of him. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

It is easier to add to a great reputation than to get it. ~ Publilius Syrus

Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect. ~ Bryant H. McGill

You have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser. ~ William Shakespeare

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. ~ Benjamin Robert Haydon

Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful. ~ Baltasar Gracian

Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha lost my reputation, I ha lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial! ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. ~ Thomas Paine

When a man has once gained a Reputation not even with God’s help can he get rid of it. ~ Abraham Miller

A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation. ~ Samuel Butler

A good name is better than bags of gold. ~ Cervantes

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

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character. ~ John D. Rockefeller

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

Reputation is but a synonym of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters. ~ Washington Allston

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. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

We would all like a reputation for generosity and we’d all like to buy it cheap. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

It is the duty of every one to strive to gain and deserve a good reputation. ~ Francis Atterbury

You don’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. ~ Henry Ford Quotes

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. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Not much more can happen to you after you lose your reputation and your wife. ~ John N. Mitchell

It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money. ~ Josh Billings

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

In the end, you make your reputation and you have your success based upon credibility and being able to provide people who are really hungry for information what they want. ~ Brit Hume

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. ~ Balthazar Gracian

Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people. ~ Bible

Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for the reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally. ~ John Maynard Keynes

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. ~ Henry A. Kissinger

He, who worries about reputation, has a reputation to worry about. ~ Edwin Leibfreed

There are few persons of greater worth than their reputation; but how many are there whose worth is far short of their reputation! ~ Leszczynski Stanislaus

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Work is the price which is paid for reputation. ~ Baltasar Gracian

There is nothing more necessary to establish reputation than to suspend the enjoyment of it. ~ Sir Richard Steele

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. ~ Pliny The Elder

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed. ~ Samuel Johnson

A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment. ~ Ernest Bramah

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one. ~ Tacitus

At ev’ry word a reputation dies. ~ Alexander Pope

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