10 pithy reputation management quotes from people smarter than you & me

Sometimes is takes an entire book to define reputation management. Smarter people can define it in a single sentence.

Abraham Lincoln Reputation Quote

1. “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln


Richard Branson Reputation Quote

2. “Your brand name is only as good as your reputation.” Richard Branson


Jeff Bezos Reputation Quote

3. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” Jeff Bezos


Warren Buffet Reputation Quote

4. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet


Booker T Washington Reputation Quote

5. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Booker T. Washington


Rick Warren Reputation Quote

6. “When you win, don’t swagger. When you lose, don’t sulk.” Rick Warren


Martin Luther King Jr.

7. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr.


Socrates Reputation Quote

8. “The way to gain good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” Socrates


Henry Ford Reputation Quote

9. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford


John Wooden Reputation Quote

10. “Be 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