reputation

Reputation quotes
Reputation
The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam or painted clay.

- William Shakespeare
Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.

- Rogers, Will
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.

- Wilde, Oscar
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.

- Jules Renard
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.

- Arendt, Hannah
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.

- Voltaire
A prince must be prudent enough to know how to escape the bad reputation of those vices that would lose the state for him, and must protect himself from those that will not lose it for him, if this is possible; but if he cannot, he need not concern himself unduly if he ignores these less serious vices.

- Machiavelli, Niccolo
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.

- Peter, Laurence J.
A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.

- Spruance, Raymond
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself thinking once or twice a week.

- Shaw, George Bernard
His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.

- Gough, John B.
No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.

- Rowland, Helen
The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the basis of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms.

- Pombal, Marques De
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.

- Hemingway, Ernest
There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

- George Washington
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
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.

- Lawana Blackwell
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.

- Linall Jr. A. L.
Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

- Evermond, St.



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