Reputation Quotes

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

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit. James Russell Lowell

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. Thomas Paine

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. Elbert G Hubbard

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington

To gain a good reputation, endeavour to be what you desire to appear. Socrates

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it. Warren Buffett

In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavourable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet. Lord Chandos (Oliver Lyttelton)

There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast. Brian Koslow

Worldly wisdom teaches it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally. John Maynard Keynes

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 inside the shelter. F Scott Fitzgerald

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epictetus