Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
Saint Francis de Sales
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving.
Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Pliny the Elder
Let’s face it: I’ve got a bit of a reputation.