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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Reputation
 
  Reputation, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
            —Douglas Jerrold
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  The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size.
            —French Proverb
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  Reputation, like other mistresses, is never true to a man in his absence.
            —William Wycherley
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