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55 Reputation Quotes

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden Quotes

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No book was ever written down by any but itself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Spiritual Laws

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A lost good name is ne'er retriev'd.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables--The Fox at the Point of Death (l. 46)

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That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Reputations

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Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Isaac Asimov Quotes

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One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Convey a libel in a frown. And wink a reputation down!

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Journal of a Modern Lady (l. 185)

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Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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My reputation grows with every failure.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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A good name, like good will, is go t by many actions and lost by one.

Francis Jeffery Quotes

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It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.

Source Unknown Quotes

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It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.

Mencius Quotes

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Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.

Richard Bentley Quotes , Source: in Monk's "Life of Bentley", vol. I, ch. VI

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Don't consider your reputation and you may do anything you like

Chinese Proverbs Quotes

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I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.

Mae West Quotes

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One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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And reputation bleeds in ev'ry word.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Apology

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To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. [Lat., Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino dissoluti.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (1, 28)

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Let no one honour me with tears, or bury me with lamentation. Why? Because I fly hither and thither, living in the mouths of me. [Lat., Nemo me lacrymis decoret, nec funera fletu. Faxit cur? Volito vivu' per ora virum.]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Spiritual Laws

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For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. [Ger., Denn ein wanderndes Madchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (VII, 93)

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