Quotes and Sayings about Reputation



"Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Death, Care, Cause, Reputation)

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Effect, Reform)

"Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Repetition, Reputation)

"The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Obvious, Reputation)

"A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation."
- James Atlas
(Related: Dignity, Reputation)

"The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Manners, Reputation)

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

"Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Tides)

"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
(Related: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)

"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Company, Reputation, Trying)

"It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Money, Man, Reputation)

"I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Honesty, Reputation)

"A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: May, Reputation, Years)

"Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Reputation, Self, Self esteem)

"Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Literary, Reputation)

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Management, Economics, Reputation)

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Reputation, Ruin, Years)

"But I don't have a very good track record with royalty. My dress fell off in front of Prince Charles at the Prince's Trust, so I'm just living up to my reputation."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Trust, Dress, Living, Reputation, Royalty)

"Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Being, Press, Public, Reputation)

"The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Health, Money, Man, Reputation)

"And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Future, Honor, Past, Reputation, State, University, Will)

"Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them. These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition, closeness to home, and solid reputation."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Home, Reputation, State, Students)

"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

"In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet."
- Lord Chandos
(Related: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

"Back in the day, a pair of tight jeans was enough to earn a girl a bad reputation. Now slutty has gone Main Street."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Day, Now, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Man, Reputation)

"With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Women, Being, Ego, Fools, Question, Reputation, Right, Temperament)

"The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Life, Grave, May, Reputation, Whisper)

"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
(Related: People, First, Reputation, Will)

"They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week."
- William Congreve
"Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Reputation, State)

"Most reputations are not ruined but forgotten."
- Mason Cooley
"I would like you to consider the difference in the time from 1963 to date. The FBI, at that time, was headed by Mr. Hoover who had been appointed Director continuously. He had, I would say, a good reputation."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Time, Difference, Reputation)

"You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Opportunity, Fact, Reputation, Summer)

"If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Law, News, Reputation, Ruin, Taxes)

"Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: People, Reputation)

"The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Change, Work, Gain, Nation, Reputation, Trying)

"It's funny because I think it also goes very well with the show. It has this reputation as being this love city where everyone goes to get married, but when you get there, it's very corny and tacky."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Funny, Love, Being, Reputation)

"And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Reputation)

"It is disappointing and embarrassing to the science profession that some Nobel Laureates would deliberately use their well deserved scientific reputations and hold themselves out as experts in other fields."
- David Douglass
(Related: Science, Experts, Profession)

"These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Defense, Fact, Nation, Reputation, Risk)

"I believe that sooner or later we're going to have to deal with Saddam Hussein, because of his general reputation, because of what I'm convinced he's done with regard to terrorism and the support thereof. But I'm not at all sure I believe that it has to be right now."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Now, Reputation, Right, Support, Terrorism)

"It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Reputation)

"I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Extreme, Reputation, Unworthy)

"As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

"I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it."
- Robert Emmet
(Related: Calumny, Reputation)

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."
- Epictetus
(Related: Difficulty, Gain, Glory, Reputation, Storms)

"Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest."
- Epicurus
(Related: Gain, Reputation, Storms)

"The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Reputation)

"Concealed talent brings no reputation."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Talent, Reputation)

"When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

"Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom."
- Euripides
(Related: Success, Wisdom, Reputation)

"There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Doubt, Majority, Opinions, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Radical, Reputation, Years)

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Reputation)

"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Deeds, Reputation)

"If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Acceptance, Country, Credit, Loss, Office, Reputation)

"They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: Life, Ability, Authority, Circumstances, Freedom, Reputation)

"But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out."
- John Gay
(Related: Money, Wife, Earth)

"You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Truth, Control, Being, Reputation)

"It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'"
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Reputation)

"Work is the price which is paid for reputation."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Work, Reputation)

"A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Lie, Integrity, Reputation)

"I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Money, Reputation)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you."
- Matthew Hale
(Related: Praise, Reputation, Tongue)

"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
(Related: Eyes, May, Reputation, Will, World)

"Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Time, Ability, Reputation)

"If you take the approach that you want to scrape every last nickel off the table, that'll work one or two times, but after awhile, your reputation will precede you."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Work, Reputation, Want, Will)

"When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Family, War, Growing up, Reputation)

"It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Pretty, Reputation)

"I never had that reputation of being not accessible."
- Lauren Holly
(Related: Being, Reputation)

"For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Life, Brother, Literary, Reputation)

"I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Thought, Man, Posterity, Reputation, World)

"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Character, Man, Reputation)

"In the end, you make your reputation and you have your success based upon credibility and being able to provide people who are really hungry for information what they want."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Success, People, Being, Credibility, End, Information, Reputation, Want)

"I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Office, Order, President, Reputation)

"I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself, to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am. My task is to lead my country through service."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Work, Country, Popular, Reputation, Service, Will)

"Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Hope, Reputation)

"Reputation is fine but you have to keep justifying it. In a sense, it makes it harder because people's expectations of you are higher. So, you have to fulfill those expectations. Or, try to exceed those expectations. But, it becomes more difficult as time goes on."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Time, People, Expectations, Reputation, Sense)

"I never lose that terror of 'this is my last job, I'll never work again.' You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you've built."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Work, Job, Relax, Reputation, Terror)

"I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: History, Reputation)

"It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Being, Quick, Reputation)

"No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Man, Presidency, Reputation, Will)

"While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government's letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation."
- Richard Jewell
(Related: Government, Man, Name, Reputation)

"My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Friendship, Job, Reputation)

"Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Success, Accuracy, Confidence, Reputation)

"Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have."
- Flavius Josephus
(Related: Father, Nobility, Now, Reputation, Righteousness)

"I'm stingy and I'm proud of the reputation."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Reputation)

"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
(Related: War, Day, Reputation, Today, Will)

"All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently wound a nation's reputation."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Act, Aggression, Nation, Reputation)

"Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Money, Success, Idea, Failure, Entrepreneurs, Reputation, Responsibility, Risk, Support)

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Politicians, Reputation)

"I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Being, Reputation, Will)

"If you have this reputation you can sit back and endure it, or you can try to do things with it."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Reputation)

"There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Positive, Reputation, Traveling)

"One way to evaluate your own reputation is to think about what would be said of you at your eulogy."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Evaluate, Reputation)

"Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Negative, Reputation, Rumors)

"I have a bad reputation for being temperamental."
- Ted Kotcheff
(Related: Being, Reputation)

"My reputation was a bit exaggerated. Things were written in newspapers, then copied, then doubled. One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that, was because I found it amusing. But I also constructed such an image for myself in order to gain more of a private life."
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Life, Gain, Newspapers, Order, Reputation)

"I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Being, Reputation)

"We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance."
- John Larson
(Related: Education, History, Company, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Character, Reputation, Shadow)

"I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it's me on that screen and I don't have control over everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful."
- Nia Long
(Related: Control, Being, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Light, Merit, Reputation, World)

"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Success, Artist, Reputation, Style)

"You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Truth, Cynicism, Reputation)

"Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Ballet, Reputation)

"Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: People, Ability, Reputation)

"We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Generosity, Reputation)

"We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Generosity, Reputation)

"Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness."
- Mencius
(Related: Men, Kindness, Reputation, Words)

"Cole Porter had a worldwide reputation as a sophisticate and hedonist."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Reputation)

"Not much more can happen to you after you lose your reputation and your wife."
- John N. Mitchell
(Related: Wife, Reputation)

"Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Burden, Freedom, Reputation)

"With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Courage, Reputation)

"If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Character, Care, Reputation, Will)

"Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Mind, Reputation)

"If the people should elect, they will never fail to prefer some man of distinguished character, or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation."
- Gouverneur Morris
(Related: People, Character, Man, Reputation, Will)

"Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Reputation)

"SDC has a great reputation for putting live music on stage."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Music, Reputation)

"It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's single term in the House of Representatives at Washington added practically nothing to his reputation."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Nothing, Reputation, Washington)

"That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!"
- Harry Nilsson
(Related: Reputation, Years)

"The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Work, People, Film, Nothing, Reputation, Vertigo)

"I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Work, Genetics, Reputation, Tradition, University)

"Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Men, Reputation)

"First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Genius, Being, First, Reputation)

"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Women, God, Character, Angels, Reputation)

"New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in."
- Jane Pauley
(Related: Reputation, Right)

"It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks."
- James Payn
(Related: Actions, Melancholy, Reputation, Risk)

"Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Reputation, Will)

"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance."
- Petrarch
(Related: Ignorance, Reputation)

"I did not have a reputation to defend."
- Roman Polanski
(Related: Reputation)

"But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Art, Wealth, Abundance, Fortune, Practice, Reputation, Want)

"I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Work, Fault, Name, Reputation, Right)

"At ev'ry word a reputation dies."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Reputation, Word)

"I used to flirt with girls just to get the guys circling around us. I'm getting out of it now. I have to look after my reputation."
- Katie Price
(Related: Girls, Now, Reputation)

"A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Books, Nothing, Reputation, Wrong, Years)

"Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom."
- Myrtle Reed
(Related: Wisdom, Reputation, Silence, Will)

"I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't."
- Jules Renard
(Related: God, Reputation)

"The only trouble here is they won't let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?"
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Health, College, Girls, Question, Reputation, Study, Trouble)

"The elite media has been caught in so many lies because of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded, their circulation is down, and their profits are down."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Lies, Media, Reputation)

"Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Women, Virtue, Nothing, Quiet, Reputation, Tenderness)

"The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Character, Credit, Man, Reputation)

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Greatness, Wealth, Joy, Reputation, Satisfaction, Service)

"In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: People, America, Want)

"No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Time, Man, Reputation, Woman)

"I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Anger, Actor, Fans, Reputation, Risk, Want)

"I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Painting, Reputation)

"HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, Famous, Help, Hiring, Reputation)

"Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Virtue, Reputation)

"It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave."
- Sallust
(Related: Nature, Victory, Defeat, Human nature, Law, May, Reputation)

"It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Actors, Judgment, Poor, Reputation)

"Having had a reputation for being sexy is a great prop to lean on now."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Being, Now, Reputation)

"I am better than my reputation."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Reputation)

"Location is the key to most businesses, and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Entrepreneurs, Key, Reputation)

"We've got another nominee coming up, well qualified, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owens has a tremendous reputation, tremendous record, but they are already marshalling their forces to try to stop that nomination."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Court, Justice, Reputation)

"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Merit, Reputation)

"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
(Related: People, Reputation, Thinking)

"My reputation grows with every failure."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Failure, Reputation)

"Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)

"Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing."
- Mike Simpson
(Related: Trust, Deals, Grudges, Reputation)

"It's also much clearer how much damage the occupation of Iraq is doing to America's reputation and prestige around the world; and that's just starting now to hit home in the United States."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Home, America, Iraq, Now, Occupation, Reputation, states, United, World)

"Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police; their reputation is known the world over."
- Joshua Slocum
(Related: Nothing, Police, Reputation, Vigilance, World)

"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Reputation)

"You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Reputation)

"In those days reputation was a big thing. If you could win a game before you went out, win it. That could mean winning it in the papers by saying certain things or by not saying certain things. You got very crafty at the game."
- Tommy Smith
(Related: Winning, Reputation, Saying)

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."
- Socrates
(Related: Desire, Gain, Reputation)

"Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers - .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business."
- Warren Spahn
(Related: Business, Games, Magic, Reputation)

"It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Reputation)

"That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Being, Pride, Reputation)

"Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Character, Muslim, Causes, Doubt, Reputation, Trying)

"A good reputation is more valuable than money."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Money, Reputation)

"The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Man, Reputation, Shadow)

"Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Reputation, Shadow)

"Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Being, Gain, Reputation, Will)

"We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Life, Drugs, Games, Guilt, Reputation, Ruin, Suspicion)

"The fame and reputation part came later, and never was much of a motivator, although it did enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Work, Fame, Feeling, Reputation)

"At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Time, Poor, Reputation, Respect, Security, Years)

"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."
- Voltaire
(Related: Men, Time, Reputation)

"I think when two people get together, their past is their past. Their reputations are reputations. You can only take someone the way you find them... on face value. I think that was how we were both, the way we were."
- Shane Warne
(Related: People, Past, Value)

"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
(Related: Men, Quality, Company, Reputation)

"You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school."
- Eli Whitney
(Related: Desire, Public, Reputation, School)

"One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Death, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Character, Reputation)

"Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters."
- John Wooden
(Related: Winning, Eyes, Possessions)

"Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Wisdom, People, Television)

"Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Men, Women, Honor, Scandal)

"Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Wealth, Open, Reputation)