Best Quotes About Reputation Quotations
Vote List
66 votes 15 voters 5,770 views more info

Best Quotes About Reputation

List Criteria: Must be a famous or well-known quote. If a quote is cut off you can hover over the text to see the full quote.

A list of the best reputation quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous reputation quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic reputation quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about reputation?" and "What are inspirational reputation quotes?"

This list includes notable reputation quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest reputation quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite reputation sayings get to the bottom of the list.
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 7
    Down 0

    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 More
  2. 2
    Up 5
    Down 0

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

    Pliny the Elder More
  3. 3
    Up 5
    Down 0

    One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.

    Oscar Wilde More
  4. 4
    Up 3
    Down 0

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

    William Shakespeare More
  5. 5
    Up 4
    Down 1

    No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.

    Helen Rowland More
  6. 6
    Up 2
    Down 0

    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.

  7. 7
    Up 2
    Down 0
    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller More
  8. 8
    Up 3
    Down 1

    My reputation grew with every failure.

    George Bernard Shaw More
  9. 9
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.

    William Wycherley More
  10. 10
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others

  11. 11
    Up 1
    Down 0

    We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

    Mignon McLaughlin More
  12. 12
    Up 1
    Down 0

    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 More
  13. 13
    Up 1
    Down 0

    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 More
  14. 14
    Up 1
    Down 0

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

    Cicero More
  15. 15
    Up 1
    Down 0

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

  16. 16
    Up 2
    Down 1

    Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and be lost by one.

  17. 17
    Up 2
    Down 1

    It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.

    Josh Billings More
  18. 18
    Up 2
    Down 1

    The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.

    Francis Quarles More
  19. 19
    Up 2
    Down 1

    The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.

  20. 20
    Up 2
    Down 1

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

    Socrates More
  21. 21
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  22. 22
    Up 0
    Down 0

    What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

    Edgar Watson Howe More
  23. 23
    Up 0
    Down 0

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

    Diana, Princess of Wales More
  24. 24
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  25. 25
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  26. 26
    Up 0
    Down 0

    If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.

    Dwight L. Moody More
  27. 27
    Up 0
    Down 0

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

    Benjamin Franklin More
  28. 28
    Up 0
    Down 0

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

    Henry Ford More
  29. 29
    Up 3
    Down 2

    The Bible give us a list of human stories on both sides of the ledger. On list of human stories is used examples -- do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings -- don't do what these people did. So if your story ever gets in one of these books, make sure they use it as an example, not a warning.

    Jim Rohn More
  30. 30
    Up 1
    Down 1

    It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.

  31. 31
    Up 1
    Down 1

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

  32. 32
    Up 0
    Down 2

    Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.

    Dag Hammarskjöld More
  33. 33 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
BE THE FIRST TO ADD AN ITEM

items 1 - 32 of 32

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists