Quotes About Reputations
1. With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
2. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.
3. The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.
4. It is better to be alone than in bad company.
5. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
6. Makin’ mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then?
7. Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
8. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.
9. Remember no one expects you to be Halt. He’s a legend, after all. Haven’t you heard? He’s eight feet tall and kills bears with his bare hands…
10. Don’t destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won’t have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.
11. Character is much easier kept than recovered.
12. People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.
13. 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.
14. Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.
15. If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
16. If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.
17. Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
18. By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.
19. Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.
20. Give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep ’til noon.
21. A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
22. You can’t believe everything people tell you – not even if those people are your own brain.
23. The preachers tell us that pride is a great sin, but the preachers are wrong. Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation… Men die, they said, but reputation does not die.
24. Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.
25. Abstaining from sex, hitting the books, and wearing loose-fitting clothes are common ways that girls try to molt their “slutty” image. But more often their shame leads them to self-destructive behavior. They become willing to do things that they wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before they were scandalized because they now feel they have so little to offer. Some girls do drugs or drink to excess in an attempt to blot away their stigma. Others become depressed and anorexic. And others think so little of themselves that they date boys who insult or beat them.
26. There ain’t a man in the world cares about a woman’s past until he’s thinking of her in his future.
27. A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
28. Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do.
29. A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
30. If you want to make progress, put up with being perceived as ignorant or naive in worldly matters, don’t aspire to a reputation for sagacity. If you do impress others as somebody, don’t altogether believe it. You have to realize, it isn’t easy to keep your will in agreement with nature, as well as externals. Caring about the one inevitably means you are going to shortchange the other.
31. If a man ordered a beer milkshake he’d better do it in a town where he wasn’t known.
32. It is good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no credit, when they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations of men.
33. If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.
34. 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 erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Therefore atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism (as the time of Augustus Cæsar) were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government. The master of superstition is the people; and in all superstition wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order.
35. Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect.
36. Be more concerned with character than reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are.
37. A poet could kill the dead.
38. But Father has also taught him: Treat a man as if he had a fine reputation to protect, and he will usually endeavor to deserve it.
39. I don’t do normal. I have a reputation to uphold. (Thwonk)
40. It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made — so faithful is the public.
41. As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.
42. The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation.
43. In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.
44. The reputation of a girl … is a delicate thing. Like a mynah bird in your hands. slacken your grip and away it flies.
45. Keats was getting a reputation just when he was too ill to appreciate it or build on it: his country was taking notice of him just when he would have to leave it.
46. Group membership can modify individuals’ perceptions of themselves. Unable to separate their personal introspection from the ways they believe other people perceive them, teenagers may have what psychologists call an “imaginary audience”, meaning that they believed that other people are just as attuned to their appearance and behavior as they are.
47. Ces six personnes formaient le fond de la voiture, le côté de la société rentée, sereine et forte, des honnêtes gens autorisés qui ont de la Religion et des Principes.
48. But naturally Jackson’s giving Danny the play-by-play because, hello, if you were Jackson and Gloria liked you, wouldn’t you be renting a billboard about it?
49. Welcome to life in a small town. You’re only as good as the best thing your family’s done. Or the worst.
50. Many lose heaven because they are ashamed to go in a fool’s coat thither.
51. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.
52. I felt if I didn’t write nobody would accept me as a human being. Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don’t love me, love my writing and love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience.
53. It is frightening to think that this may be so, that the perception of the truth of a report rests heavily on the acceptability of the newscaster . . . television provides a new (or, possibly, restores an old) definition of truth; The credibility of the teller is the ultimate test of the truth of a proposition. “Credibility” here does not refer to the past record of the teller for making statements that have survived the rigors of reality-testing. It refers only to the impression of sincerity, authenticity, vulnerability or attractiveness (choose one or more) conveyed by the actor/reporter.
54. The way to repair a bad reputation is to keep doing actions that prove otherwise.
55. We never have to worry about our reputation, when we take ownership of our character.
56. He groans. “You’ve gotta give me something here, Lara Jean. I have a reputation to uphold. None of my friends will believe I suddenly turned into a monk to date you.
57. If you want success and longevity for your business, earning a reputation for integrity is crucial. People want to work with people and companies they can trust. Trying to hide a mistake and hope nobody notices or passing the buck does not inspire confidence or respect—from anyone, employees, vendors, or customers alike. Owning up shows integrity and whatever embarrassment you may feel is worth it because in the end people will likely trust you more going forward. It’s not the mistake that is a deal-breaker, it’s being dishonest about it.
58. On the security circuit in the Middle East, reputation is everything. If you don’t know someone, they’re probably not worth knowing.
59. Reason never leads a man into repentance.
60. Reputation is the newest capital, invest in it.