One of the object of a good act is the object of the intellect: the object of the intellect is the true.
One of the characteristics over and above what is necessary is that it preserves one’s good reputation.
It means whatever is gracious [of good fame].
For many things can be done with a good conscience, but must be omitted for the sake of one’s reputation:
“Have regard for your name” (Si. 41:12).
Let us think of whatever is Gracious, it is what brings us good reputation, before we do anything.
Sometimes what we are about to do seems good in our eyes but in the eyes of the community it may be seen differently.