Quotes about Reputation


My REPUTATION is the sum of opinions that others have about me, based upon my history of decisions and actions.

“It takes twenty years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

-Warren Buffett, Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

“A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.”

-Joseph Hall, bishop, satirist and moralist

“The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.”

-Japanese Proverb

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”

-Dwight L. Moody, evangelist & Founder of the  Moody Church

As a corporation, “…our past behavior was like money in the bank.  It gave us a reservoir of goodwill that we could draw upon in our hour of need.”

-Anne Mulcahy, Former CEO, Xerox Corporation

“Business is about people, and your reputation is built on how you treat people.”

-Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, businessman & philanthropist

“A good reputation is more valuable than money.”

-Publilius Syrus, author

“A man can get a reputation from very small things.”

-Sophocles, philosopher

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

-Henry David Thoreau, poet

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

-George Washington, Former President of the United States