Where are these quotes about reputation from?
June 29, 2008 8:50 PM Subscribe
[Quotation source-filter] I've found many references on the Internet to two similar quotes about losing a good reputation. The quotes are attributed to Warren Buffett and Benjamin Franklin, but I haven't been able to pin down what the original source is. The full text of the quotes are inside.
posted by eisenkr to writing & language (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The quotes are:
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it"
I'd love to hear anybody's ideas about where to find the definitive source of these quotations.