A quote by Socrates

Something inspirational:

“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of, for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


26 Aug, 2013

8 thoughts on “A quote by Socrates

  1. Great quote and a good lesson for all of us especially in these times.

    It seems you can’t get anywhere unless you have good standing. Everybody checks us out. The credit rating on facebook etc.

    We should protect our good standing if we have it. If we don’t we need to work on it and get it.

  2. I agree with this quote.

    Empires have grumbled, businesses have failed and personal fortunes have disappeared because of tarnished integrity and good name.

  3. Yes having a good reputation can be a great thing, which I’ve been trying to do recently! It can be hard for me considering where I live and how many people do remember my father where I end up being guilty by association.

    He wasn’t a criminal or anything but he would quite often rack up bills and never get around to paying them. Very long story but I’m trying very hard to change things now! It just requires discretion at times.

    1. As they say Randy of the sins of the parents… Not easy to shift, particularly if other people are aware.

      As children, we tend to be judged by association. Just do your best for yourself and ignore the critics.

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