Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
So many people seem to weigh their success by how high their salary is. If they make a lot of money, drive an expensive car, and live in a nice house they consider themselves to be esteemed. If that’s you, you’re missing the mark. To have a good reputation, to be known as someone with a high level of integrity and character is priceless. Possessions are things, they will break down and waste away, but your reputation will last a lifetime.