a good name is a second inheritance

a good name is a second inheritance

proverb Having a respected reputation courtesy of your family name is as valuable as any monetary inheritance. You'll get far in this business on the Gilmore name alone. Really, I think you'll find that a good name is a second inheritance. A good name is a second inheritance, so don't do anything to sully it for your kids. I've heard that a good name is a second inheritance, but, unfortunately, I inherited neither money nor a good name—my parents both died young and penniless.
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