Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of the American Congress and threw his shining lance full and fair against the brazen forehead of every traitor to his country and every maligner of his fair reputation.
I have sometimes thought there could be no stronger testimony in favor of Religion or against temporal Enjoyments even the most rational and manly than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and are rising in reputation and wealth, publicly to declare their unsatisfactoriness by becoming fervent Advocates in the cause of Christ, & I wish you may give in your Evidence in this way. Such instances have seldom occurred, therefore they would be more striking and would be instead of a "Cloud of Witnesses."james madison
Lafayette valued reputation and glory, but cared little for the power that generally results from them. Having one day been asked who was in his opinion the greatest man of this age: "In my idea," replied he, "General Washington is the greatest man, for I look upon him as the most virtuous."lafayette, gilbert du motier, marquis de
I consider a good reputation is a great part of the human happiness. Some people, if they are very, very rich can permit themselves certain negligence to their reputations.aristotle onassis
The presence of unattached ladies, bachelors, flirts, match makers gave to Simla its early reputation.... Early evenings on the Mall, was the customary place for building acquaintances.... Eligibles... socially desirables... all were on the Mall .
One of our great poets is sunk in his reputation, because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way; but swept like a drag-net, great and small. There wasplentyenough, butthedisheswereill-sorted; whole pyramids of sweetmeats, for boys and women; but little of solid meat for men.john dryden
Whoever of ye Whigs thinks I am to be Hecktor'd or frighted into a Complyance tho I am a woman, are mightely mistaken in me. I thank God I have a Soul above that, & am too much conserned for my reputation to do any thing to forfeit it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.Henry Ford
Convey a libel in a frown, And wink a reputation down!jonathan swift
Death only closes a Man's reputation, and determines it as good or bad.joseph addison
No major institution in the US has so poor a record of performance over so long a period as the Federal Reserve, yet so high a public reputation.Milton Friedman
Wan swelh w|"p tugendet wider ir art, diu gerne wider ir art bewart ir lop, ir e" re unde ire l|"p, diu ist niwan mit namen ein w|"p und ist ein man mit muote. When a woman grows in virtue despite her nature and gladly preserves the integrity of her honour, her reputation, and her person, she is onlya woman in name: in spirit she is a man.
There needs no small degree of address to gain the reputation of benevolence without incurring the expense.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
It has been my ironic lot to be seen as both a statesman and a scrapper. The statesman is the more respectable reputation. But the scrapper is what these last four years have required.joe clark
…you know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Few writers who have managed to acquire his reputation can have been so much at the mercy of crude emotion.Alan Sillitoe
The blaze of a reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket.samuel johnson
The fact is he made a prodigious blunder in commencing the attack, and now his only chance is to be silent and let people forget the exposure. I do not believe that in the whole history of science there is a case of any man of reputation getting himself into such a contemptible position.thomas henry huxley
But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.george washington
reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.william shakespeare
...the town of Sheffield is of great antiquity, and its manufactures are of world-wide reputation, especially that of cutlery, which has been celebrated for more than 500 years.
I consider a good reputation is a great part of the human happiness. Some people, if they are very, very rich can permit themselves certain negligence to their reputations.
Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian 's mind , and for his ultimate reputation , as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis .
In both theory and practice the SPGB was an extreme manifestation of the pre-1917 Marxist tradition. Its function was to educate the workers in the intractability of capitalism and the hopelessness of all trade union action or reform: its medium was the streetcorner pitch where speakers would harangue passers-by and sell the Socialist Standard . Since prospective members were examined for their knowledge of Marxism and ability to speak in public, and since they prided themselves on their ‘scientific socialism’, propagandists of the SPGB enjoyed a reputation as formidable Marxist purists.
reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters.