quotations about reputation
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, attributed, Golden Quotes
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
ALEXANDER POPE, The Rape of the Lock
Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Othello
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
MARGARET MITCHELL, Gone With the Wind
Who can know how much of his most inward life is made up of the thoughts he believes other men to have about him, until that fabric of opinion is threatened with ruin?
GEORGE ELIOT, Middlemarch
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, attributed, Incredible Quotations
Reputation hangs a man.
ARIAS, attributed, Day's Collacon
Treat a man as if he had a fine reputation to protect, and he will usually endeavor to deserve it.
ORSON SCOTT CARD, Pathfinder
A good reputation is like the cypress; once cut, it never puts forth leaf again.
FRANCESCO GUICCIARDINI, attributed, Day's Collacon
A man can get a reputation from very small things.
SOPHOCLES, fragment, Inachus
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Othello
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR., The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
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, Lincoln's Own Stories
He who worries about reputation,
Has a reputation to worry about.
EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"
Reputation is an interpretation, more or less accurate, of character.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought
There are two modes of establishing our reputation; to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. MOODY, attributed, A Dictionary of Thoughts
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
DOUGLAS JERROLD, Specimens of Jerrold's Wit
It's not who you know that matters--it's who knows you that's important. Personal branding builds up your reputation to the point where you have a presence even in your absence.
JAROD KINTZ, This Book is Not For Sale
For how few ambitious men are there, who have got as much fame as they desired, and whose thirst after it has not been as eager in the very height of their reputation, as it was before they became known and eminent among men?
JOSEPH ADDISON, The Spectator, No. 256