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Good reputation is more valuable than wealth. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 22:1, NIV. ""A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."
Betraying confidences can give you a bad reputation. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 25:9-10, NIV. "If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence, or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation."
What qualities guarantee a good reputation? It's in the Bible, Proverbs 22:4, NIV, "Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life."
Kindness brings respect. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 11:16, NIV. "A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."
It is valuable to have a reputation for skilled work. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 22:29, NIV. "Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men."