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Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself; and what remains is bestial.

See that your character is right, and in the long run your reputation will be right.

Some men's reputation seems like seed-wheat, which thrives best when brought from a distance.

The blaze preparation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket.

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.

The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.

The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.

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 way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

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

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.

There is nothing more necessary to establish reputation than to suspend the enjoyment of it. He that cannot bear the sense of merit with silence must of necessity destroy it; for fame being the genial mistress of mankind, whoever gives it to himself insults all to whom he relates any circumstance to his own advantage.

We should be careful to deserve a good reputation by doing well; and when that care is once taken, not to be over-anxious about the success.

Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation.

When a man has once forfeited the reputation of his integrity, he is set fast; nothing will then serve his turn, neither truth nor falsehood.

When I did well, I heard it never; When I did ill, I heard it ever.

Who swerves from innocence, who makes divorce of that serene companion, a good name, recovers not his loss; but walks with shame, with doubt, with fear, and haply with remorse.

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

Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers.


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