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Jules RenardI don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

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Mignon McLaughlinWe'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

John WoodenBe more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Joseph RouxSay nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.

—  Joseph Roux, 1834-1905, French clergyman & poet

Arthur SchopenhauerFame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerHonor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Abraham LincolnPerhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

TalleyrandThe reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pygmy in its proportions when it follows.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

Frank TygerReputations are made by searching for things that can't be done and doing them.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

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

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD


Proverbs

French proverbWhen all men say you are an ass, it is time to bray.

—  French proverb










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