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.
Fame is based on what people sayabout you, reputation on what they think of you.Louis Dudek
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
The Rev St John Froude put the phone down thoughtfully. The notion that he was sharing the house with a disembodied and recently murdered woman was not one that he had wanted to put to his caller. His reputation for eccentricity was already sufficiently widespread without adding to it.Tom (Thomas Ridley) Sharpe
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
The Gospels were not thought of as works of literature. People were not concerned with the literary reputation of Matthew or Mark, but with the substance of their records of our Lord's life. They did not have to respect their actual words, as they would if they were transcribing the works of Thucydides or Plato.frederic g. kenyon
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. For your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.fred shero
Few writers who have managed to acquire his reputation can have been so much at the mercy of crude emotion.Alan Sillitoe
A man may be reputed an able man this year, and yet be a beggar the next: it is a misfortune that happens to many men, and his former reputation will signify nothing.
The blaze of a reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket.samuel johnson
It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
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
In this case, the 'liberal media' didn't live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.scott mcclellan
Silicon Valley isn't usually where aspiring authors go to kick-start a literary reputation. [...] How'd he do it? By courting bloggers and influential techies like Joi Ito, Stewart Brand, and Craig Newmark demonstrating that if you can get the geek grapevine on your side, you don't need Random House.daniel suarez
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
I have offended reputation, A most unnoble swerving.william shakespeare
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 two most precious things this side the grave are our reputation and our life.
...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.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
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.
I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
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 .
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.john f. kennedy
The person who associates with scholars, will have his reputation exalted.
reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.william shakespeare
reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters.