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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

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.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

Author: St. Evermond


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

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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

Author: John B. Gough (1817-1886)

Profession: British-born American Temperance Orator

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

Author: Robert Graves (1895-1985)

Profession: British Poet, Novelist

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.

Author: Joseph Hall (1574-1656)

Profession: British Clergyman, Writer

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

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.

Author: Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846)

Profession: British Artist

How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet