Reputation Quotes

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

But before he went loopy he was the life and soul of the party," said Fred. "He used to down an entire bottle of firewhiskey, then run onto the dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers out of his--"
Yes, he sounds like a real charmer," said Hermione, while Harry roared with laughter.
Never married, for some reason," said Ron.

You're not Dostoevsky,' said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev. Well, who knows, who knows,' he replied.
'Dostoevsky's dead,' said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
'I protest!' Behemoth exclaimed hotly. 'Dostoevsky is immortal!

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

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?

Perfect Chemistry

Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry

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.

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.

Acts    Death    Deeds    Evil    Good    Legacy    Remembrance    Reputation

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...

Erak's Ransom

John Flanagan

Erak's Ransom

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.

Character is much easier kept than recovered.

People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.

Character    Libel    Neighbor    People    Prejudice    Reputation    Rumor    Slander    Truth

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.

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.

If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.

All those people who are chained here thinking that their reputations matter and this little shit matters are so freaking shortsighted. Dude, what matters is that you're happy. What matters is your future. What matters is that we get out of here in one piece. What matters is finding the truth of our own lives, not caring about what other people think is the truth of us.

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

By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

Give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon.

A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.

حکمت شادان

Friedrich Nietzsche

حکمت شادان

You can't believe everything people tell you - not even if those people are your own brain.

Authority    Belief    Credibility    Fantasy    Gullibility    Humor    Humour    Reputation    Trust    Young adult

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.

There ain't a man in the world cares about a woman's past until he's thinking of her in his future.

Clockwork Heart

Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart
Clockwork heart    Future    Humor    Past    Reputation    Romance    Woman

Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures
And of so easy and so plain a stop
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it.

Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 2

See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.


Henry David Thoreau

See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.


Henry David Thoreau

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

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.

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.

Falsehood    Gossip    Libel    Reputation    Rumor    Slander

Don't become a random photograph in the eyes of friends, and even your enemies, for each glance at your face will cause a declination of value and reputation. Create value, through scarcity.

Bad    Bad friends    Camera    Capture    Demand    Demon    Devil    Enemies    Enemy    Eyes    Friendships    Glance    Gossip    Gossipers    Hate    Haters    Hatred    Image    Look    Michael bassey johnson    Negative    Negativity    Offensive people    People    Photograph    Picture    Poison    Random    Reputation    Scarce    Scarcity    Seeing    Self esteem    Self image    Self value    Self worth    Slow poison    Spoilers    Use    Useful    Value    View    Viewers    Want    Worse

If a man ordered a beer milkshake he'd better do it in a town where he wasn't known.

If a man ordered a beer milkshake he'd better do it in a town where he wasn't known.

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.

The Imitation of Christ

Thomas à Kempis

The Imitation of Christ
Affliction    Consolation    Evil    God    Meditation    Prayer    Reputation    Suffering    Trials

Enter RUMOUR, painted full of tongues."
[Stage direction,
Henry IV, Part 2, Induction

Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 2

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.

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.

Argument    Atheism    Augustus caesar    Caesar    Civil    Confusion    Government    Laws    Master    Monarchy    Morality    Natural piety    Philosophy    Piety    Practice    Religion    Reputation    Sense    Superstition    Virtue    Wise

If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.

Attic    Attitude    Babble    Basement    Character    Dirty linen    Earful    Expand    Gossip    Grapevine    Move    Personality    Reach    Reputation    Rumors    Slander    Spread    Stink    Stretch    Sweep    Talk    Whisper    Work place

I‘m very aware that my personal life, my marriage, is the source of speculation and interest in the department and with the public. I can live with that. I’m also aware that my husband’s businesses, and his style of conducting his businesses, are also the source of speculation and interest. I have no particular problem with that. But I resent very much that my reputation and my husband’s character should be questioned this way. From the media, Commander, it’s to be expected, but not from my superior officer. Not from any member of the department I’ve served to the best of my ability. I want you to take note, Commander, that turning in my badge would be like cutting off my arm. But if it comes down to a choice between the job and my marriage, then I lose the arm.

Career    Choice    Job    Marriage    Priorities    Reputation

Chater: You dare to call me that. I demand satisfaction!
Septimus: Mrs Chater demanded satisfaction and now you are demanding satisfaction. I cannot spend my time day and night satisfying the demands of the Chater family.


Tom Stoppard

Duel    Honour    Humour    Reputation    Satisfaction    Sex

Be more concerned with character than reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are.

Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect.

Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.


William Shakespeare


People change, though, especially after they are dead.

Bluebeard's Egg

Margaret Atwood

Bluebeard's Egg

Your family should be there. Your family should always be there. What does it say about you if they aren't?


Chris Lynch


[she] had a great reputation for unselfishness because she was always giving up a lot of things she didn't want.

The Blue Castle

L.M. Montgomery

The Blue Castle

Then, if to make your ruin more,
You'll peevishly be coy,
Die with the scandal of a whore
And never know the joy.

Orgasm    Reputation    Scandal    Sex    Whore    Whores

Private lives are more important than public reputations.

A poet could kill the dead.

Listen to people from your heart, as if your life depended on it, and you will find that in turn people will listen to you with all of theirs.



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