“Reputation is what others know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself,” said Lois McMaster Bujold.
No one can take away someone’s honor, unless that person stops believing in him or herself. Also, there is value in doing the right thing, even if no one sees, and worth in being a good person even if no one appreciates it. Plus, Bujold is one of my favorite sci-fi authors, and the quote is from one of her Vorkosigan books.