Quotations on Reputation

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I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that's unfair.
- Jane Alexander
(Keywords: Reputation, Years)

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
(Keywords: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Company, Reputation, Trying)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Trust, Dress, Living, Reputation, Royalty)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, First, Reputation, Will)

Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Reputation, State)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Law, News, Reputation, Ruin, Taxes)

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
(Keywords: Change, Work, Gain, Nation, Reputation, Trying)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Now, Reputation, Right, Support, Terrorism)

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

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
(Keywords: Radical, Reputation, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Eyes, May, Reputation, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Work, Reputation, Want, Will)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Man, Posterity, Reputation, World)

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
(Keywords: Success, People, Being, Credibility, End, Information, Reputation, Want)

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
(Keywords: Work, Country, Popular, Reputation, Service, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Job, Relax, Reputation, Terror)

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

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
(Keywords: Father, Nobility, Now, Reputation, Righteousness)

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
(Keywords: War, Day, Reputation, Today, Will)

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
(Keywords: Money, Success, Idea, Failure, Entrepreneurs, Reputation, Responsibility, Risk, Support)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Character, Reputation, Shadow)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Success, Artist, Reputation, Style)

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

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

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
(Keywords: People, Character, Man, Reputation, Will)



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