Quotes

Sunday, June 23, 2019 – Reputation

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. ~ George Washington

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. ~ John F. Kennedy

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. ~ Henry Kissinger

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. ~ Thomas Paine

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. ~ Henry Ford

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you. ~ Matthew Hale

Many consult their reputation; but few their conscience. ~ Publilius Syrus

A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Getting over an unfavorable impression is ever so much easier than living up to an ideal. ~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw

My reputation grows with every failure. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

If a man ordered a beer milkshake he’d better do it in a town where he wasn’t known. ~ John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable. ~ Voltaire

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. ~ Oscar Wilde

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. ~ Margaret Mitchell

I have never been an eavesdropper, even in childhood. Not from any sense of virtue but because I really do not want to know what people think of me or, to be precise, what they say of me – often a different matter. I can usually imagine the unpleasant judgments, for we are what others need us to be. That is why our reputations change so often and so drastically, reflecting no particular change in us, merely a change in the mood of those who observe us. ~ Gore Vidal

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. ~ Nathaniel Branden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ~ John Wooden

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. ~ Elbert Hubbard

We’d all like a reputation for generosity, and we’d all like to buy it cheap. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. ~ Joseph Hall

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of – for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. ~ Socrates

At every word a reputation dies. ~ Alexander Pope

Concealed talent brings no reputation. ~ Erasmus

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. ~ Robert Benchley

Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. ~ Paul Theroux

I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t. ~ Jules Renard

It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money. ~ Josh Billings

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. ~ Pliny the Elder

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. ~ Isaac Asimov

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert. ~ Laurence J. Peter

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit. ~ James Russell Lowell

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

That incident ruined my reputation for ten years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens! ~ Harry Nilsson

There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it. ~ Mae West

Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing. ~ Michael Iapoce

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. ~ Proverbs 22:1

When a man has once gained a Reputation, not even with God’s help can he get rid of it. ~ Abraham Miller, Unmoral Maxims

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