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55 Reputation Quotes

Reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters.

Mrs. Anna Jameson Quotes , Source: Memoirs and Essays--Washington Allston

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Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.

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

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How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputations!

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Glory

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To be pointed out with the finger.

Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (I, l. 28)

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In various talk th' instructive hours they past, Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; At every word a reputation dies.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Rape of the Lock (pt. III, l. 11), this stanza not found in his printed works

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The worst of me is known, and I can say that I am better than the reputation I bear. [Ger., Das Aergste weiss die Welt von mir, und ich Kann sagen, ich bin besser als mein Ruf.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Marie Stuart (III, 4, 208)

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I have offended reputation, A most unnoble swerving.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Antony at III, xi)

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I see my reputation is at stake; My fame is shrewdly gored.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Achilles at III, iii)

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O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Cassio at II, iii)

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

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at II, iii)

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My dear dear lord, The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation. That away, Man are but gilded loam or painted clay.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Mowbray at I, i)

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Thy deathbed is no lesser than thy land, Wherein thou liest in reputation sick; And thou, too careless patient as thou art, Committ'st thy anointed body to the cure Of those physicians that first wounded thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Better to die than to live on with a bad reputation.

Vietnamese Proverb Quotes

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Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

St. Evermond Quotes

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When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.

Arabian Proverb 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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It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.

Pliny the Elder Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Should envious tongues some malice frame; to soil and tarnish your good name; Live it Down!

Henry Rink Quotes

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

Mae West Quotes

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

John Wooden Quotes

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Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.

Lord Jeffrey Quotes

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A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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