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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Reputation (46 Quotations)

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A good name is better than precious ointment. [Ecclesiastes 7:1]
~ Bible

 

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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

 

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To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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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

 

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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

 

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I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
~ St. Evermond

 

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

 

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

 

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His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
~ John B. Gough

 

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A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
~ Robert Graves

 

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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

 

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

 

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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. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
~ Benjamin Haydon

 

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

 

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What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

 

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He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
~ James Howell

 

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Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
~ Lord Jeffrey

 

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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

 

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For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
~ Charles Lamb

 

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