A good name is better than precious ointment. [Ecclesiastes 7:1]
A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
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.
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
I am better than my reputation.
I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.
It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
My reputation grew with every failure.
My reputation is a media creation.