Reputation Quotes

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Margaret Mitchell
“With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.”
Margaret Mitchell

“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

George Washington
“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
George Washington

Mikhail Bulgakov
“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!”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

J.K. Rowling
“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.”
J.K. Rowling

Henry Ford
“You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
Henry Ford

Simone Elkeles
“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?”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Wayne W. Dyer
“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.”
Dr. Wayne Dyer

William Shakespeare
“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

John Flanagan
“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...”
John Flanagan, Erak's Ransom

Michael Bassey Johnson
“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.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Thomas Paine
“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
Thomas Paine

George Eliot
“People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

William Shakespeare
“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

Socrates
“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.”
Socrates

Dwight L. Moody
“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”
D.L. Moody

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

Liz Smith
“Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
Liz Smith

Emily Brontë
“By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

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

William Shakespeare
“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.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

Jean Genet
“She was happy, and perfectly in line with the tradition of those women they used to call "ruined," "fallen," feckless, bitches in heat, ravished dolls, sweet sluts, instant princesses, hot numbers, great lays, succulent morsels, everybody's darlings...”
Jean Genet, Querelle of Brest

Victor Hugo
“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.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
“Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal

Epictetus
“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.”
Epictetus, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness

William Shakespeare
“Enter RUMOUR, painted full of tongues."

[Stage direction, Henry IV, Part 2, Induction]”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

Leora Tanenbaum
“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.”
Leora Tanenbaum, Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

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