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.
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is; the tree is the real thing.
Ninety percent of all politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
James Russell Lowell
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Reputation is the shell a man discards when he leaves life for immortality. His character he takes with him.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.