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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bad wound may be cured, bad repute kills.  Spanish.  1
A good name covers theft.  German.  2
A good name is a rich inheritance.  German.  3
A good name is a second inheritance.  German.  4
A good name is better than a golden girdle.  French.  5
A good name is better than precious ointment.  Bible.  6
A good name is better than riches.  Bible.  7
A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.  8
A good reputation is a fair estate.  9
A great reputation is a great charge.  10
A good name is sooner tint than won.  11
A man had better die than lose his good name.  Turkish.  12
A man’s character reaches town before his person.  Danish.  13
A splendid reputation is not amongst the necessaries of life.  Dr. Johnson.  14
A wounded reputation is seldom cured.  15
Beware of him who regards not his reputation.  16
Good name in man or woman
Is the immediate jewel of their soul.  Shakespeare.
Good repute is better than a golden belt.  French.  18
Good repute is like the cypress, once cut it never puts forth leaf again.  Italian.  19
He deserves no man’s good word of whom all men speak well.  Arabian.  20
He that regardeth not his reputation despiseth virtue.  21
He who hath lost his reputation is a dead man among the living.  Spanish.  22
He who hath lost his good name how shall he in the future earn his living.  Latin.  23
He is born in a good hour who gets a good name.  24
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.  Petrarch.  25
If one’s name be up he may lie abed.  26
It is better to lose an eye than one’s reputation.  Turkish.  27
It takes a lifetime to build up a good reputation; it may be lost in a moment.  28
Let every man strive to add a good name to his other capital.  29
No ruins are so irreparable as those of reputation.  30
One man may steal a horse, and another may not look over the hedge.  31
Our reputation for wisdom depends much on our success.  Euripides.  32
Reputation is commonly measured by the acre.  33
Reputation is often got without merit and lost without fault.  34
Reputation serves to virtue as light does to a picture.  35
Repute hangs a man.  French.  36
Take away my good name, take away my life.  37
The first step to a good name is a good life, the next is good behavior.  38
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation.  Shakespeare.
The reputation of a man depends on the first steps he makes in the world.  Pope.  40
There is no reputation so clear but a slanderer may stain it.  41
When his name is up he may lie abed.  Spectator.  42
When your name is up you may lie abed till noon.  43

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