Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.