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.
Worldly wisdom teaches us that it is better for the reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.
The key is to be a porcupinehave a reputation for being difficult.
I have the reputation of having read all of Henry James, which would argue a misspent youth and middle age.
I never expected to like her at all - she has quite a reputation for being difficult and once told a male interviewer that she would no longer give interviews to female journalists because 'I don't trust other women in these situations. They establish a sisterhood with you and then betray it every time.' But actually I found her chatty, friendly, good humoured.elaine paige
I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.thomas paine
If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself.alan sugar
To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.siegbert tarrasch
The purest treasure mortal times affordIs spotless reputation; that away,Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.william shakespeare
I see my reputation is at stake:My fame is shewdly gor'd.william shakespeare
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.Isaac Asimov
When you come to analyze the love of money which was the general impulse to effort in your day, you find that the dread of want and desire of luxury was but one of several motives which the pursuit of money represented; the others, and with many the more influential, being desire of power, of social position, and reputation for ability and success.edward bellamy
The green beret' is again becoming a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom. I know the United States Army will live up to its reputation for imagination, resourcefulness, and spirit as we meet this challenge.john f. kennedy
Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.john maynard keynes
The workings of the man's mind sit there naked and exposed, and all the stripped gears and misaligned cogs and broken engines of his misperception are there for easy examination. Read it, and you'll wonder how a man so confused could have acquired such a high reputation; you might even think that philosophy has been Sokaled.alvin plantinga
Ironically, Henry James' biography comforts me & I long to make known to him his posthumous reputation he wrote, in pain, gave all his life (which is more than I could think of doing I have Ted, will have children but few friends) & the critics insulted & mocked him, readers didn't read him.Sylvia Plath
The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem and often confers more reputation than real merit.
I see my reputation is at stake: My fame is shewdly gor'd.william shakespeare
See that your character is right, and in the long run your reputation will be right.
Perhaps it is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused and, in reality, it is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety.freda adler
If you like not hanging, drown yourself; Take some course for your reputation.Philip Massinger
Gossip and reputation make sure that what comes around - a person who is cruel will find that the others are cruel hack to him, and a person who is kind will find others are kind in return. Gossip paired with reciprocity allow karma to work here on earth, not in the next life. As long as everyone plays tit-for-tat augmented by gratitude, vengeance, and gossip, the whole system should work beautifully.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions. (1).
I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, - astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc. It is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganges to learn geometry...But he would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins' science not been long established in Europe.
In ordinary life , nothing is truly great which it is great to despise; wealth , honor , reputation , absolute power anything in short which has a lot of external trappings.
reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.