"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is."
~ Gone With The Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
The majority of crimes in the world are committed by people for the same reason—they want to be thought well of.
~ The Clue of the Twisted Candle
by Edgar Wallace
"Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom."
~ Old Rose and Silver
by Myrtle Reed
"She had gained a reputation for beauty, and (which is often another thing) was beautiful."
~ Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens
There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.
by Booth Tarkington
"What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence," returned my companion, bitterly. "The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done."
~ A Study in Scarlet
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial."
by William Shakespeare