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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
A good name is better than precious ointment. [Ecclesiastes 7:1]
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.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
I am better than my reputation.
My reputation grew with every failure.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.
A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and be lost by one.
It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.
I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.
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.
Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
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.
He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
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.
We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
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.
Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
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.
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
Should envious tongues some malice frame; to soil and tarnish your good name; Live it Down!
My reputation is a media creation.
Reputation are made every day and every minute.
Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha lost my reputation, I ha lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!
It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.
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.