Every so often we find a gem of wisdom couched in only a very few words. These words convey a huge message. We live in an age that seems to calculate a man's worth by what he has. How disappointing it is to meet this sort of "important" someone only to find out that he or she is very shallow.
Proverbs 22:1 informs us that a good name is better than great riches. That is not a name that comes from carefully avoiding anything that would seem negative in a political sense. It is a name that is developed through always choosing to do the right and decent thing. A reputation can take a long time to build—that is why it is so valuable when it is good. What you are as a person is far more important than what you possess.