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a good name is far / much / way better than riches
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used to imply that having a good reputation, character, and integrity is more important than having wealth or material possessions
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a good name keeps / shall keep its luster in the dark
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used to imply that a person's good reputation and character will remain intact even when they are not in the public eye or when they are facing difficult circumstances
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give a dog a bad name (and hang him)
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used to suggest that once someone's reputation is tarnished, it can be difficult to restore
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he that has an ill name is half hanged
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used to imply that a person with a negative reputation is more likely to be judged harshly or punished severely, even if they are innocent
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an ill wound is cured, not an ill name
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used to imply that physical wounds can heal with time and treatment, whereas damage to one's reputation or good name can be more lasting and difficult to repair
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more people know Tom Fool than Tom Fool knows
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used to warn about the potential pitfalls of notoriety or fame, and encourage careful consideration of one's actions and how they might be perceived by others
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there is no such thing as bad publicity
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used to suggest that any publicity or attention, even if negative, is ultimately beneficial for someone or something because it raises awareness and generates interest
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throw dirt enough, and (hopefully) some will stick
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used to suggest that if someone makes enough false or negative accusations against another person, some of those accusations are likely to be believed, regardless of whether they are true or false
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