Reputation Quotes

While wading through the whimsies, the puerilities, and unintelligible jargon of this work, I laid it down often to ask myself how it could have been that the world should have so long consented to give reputation to such nonsense as this?

Thomas Jefferson

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order

Sir Francis Bacon

The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Epicurus

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Desiderius Erasmus

All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently wound a nation's reputation.

Ramman Kenoun

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Elbert Hubbard

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Socrates

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

Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.

Mencius

Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

MARGARET MITCHELL

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

There is naturally a tension between short-term and long-term, ... The key is, you can never sacrifice your long-term growth, your long-term reputation, to the short-term. You miss a quarter, you miss a quarter. You miss a bunch of quarters, that's a different matter.

Charles Prince

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies

Arabian Proverb

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

The reputation of a man is like his shadow: it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size

French Proverb

When a management team 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

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

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Jeff Bezos

To aim at erxcellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.

Liz Smith
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