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

Tags: Obvious, Pays  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Tags: Character, Real  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

Tags: Death, Good  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Tags: Desire, Good  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.

Tags: Carry, Him  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: False, Lost  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The French have the reputation of being arrogant. I don't think it's arrogance but a certain authenticity.

Tags: Arrogance, Arrogant  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

Tags: Bad, Business  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Tags: Five, Takes  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.

Tags: Clever, Hated  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.

Tags: Build, Helping  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

I have this burgeoning reputation for playing a scumbag.

Tags: Playing  ✍ Author: Tim Daly

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.

Tags: Rather, Suffer  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Tags: Greater, Storms  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.

Tags: Gain, Storms  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Tags: Ignorant, Powerful  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Concealed talent brings no reputation.

Tags: Brings, Talent  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Tags: Success, Wisdom  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

One of the biggest things you have is your reputation and your reputation with knowing what's good and what's not good.

Tags: Good, Knowing  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.

Tags: Dangerous, Few  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Tags: Build, Motivational  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life.

Tags: Freedom, Life  ✍ Author: Daryl Gates
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Work is the price which is paid for reputation.

Tags: Paid, Work  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you.

Tags: Small, Tongue  ✍ Author: Matthew Hale

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.

Tags: Goes, Time  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

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

Tags: Character, Street  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

Tags: Hope, Liar  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation.

Tags: History, Written  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark.

Tags: Dangerous, Good  ✍ Author: Calamity Jane

I'm stingy and I'm proud of the reputation.

Tags: Proud, Stingy  ✍ Author: Ingvar Kamprad

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

Tags: Light, Looks  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

You can't buy a good reputation; you must earn it.

Tags: Earn, Good  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

Tags: Cheap, Generosity  ✍ Author: Mignon McLaughlin

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

Tags: Cheap, Generosity  ✍ Author: Mignon McLaughlin

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.

Tags: Care, Character  ✍ Author: Dwight L. Moody

In a way my reputation has become that of the curmudgeon.

Tags: Become  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I wrote what I felt I had to write, and I'm willing to put my own sanity and my reputation behind it.

Tags: Put, Write  ✍ Author: Gloria Naylor

Pakistan destroyed its own reputation. If anything, I have improved Pakistan's image.

Tags: Image, Pakistan  ✍ Author: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.

Tags: Fail, Men  ✍ Author: Carroll O\'Connor

I'm difficult for management. That's why I have the reputation because nobody challenges management.

Tags: Difficult, Why  ✍ Author: Keith Olbermann

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.

Tags: Correct, Three  ✍ Author: Laurence J. Peter

At ev'ry word a reputation dies.

Tags: Dies, Word  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

I would not do anything to besmirch my reputation any further than it has already been.

Tags: Further  ✍ Author: Randy Quaid

You can never take your reputation back. There really is nothing as powerful as a good reputation.

Tags: Good, Powerful  ✍ Author: Giuliana Rancic

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Tags: Quiet, Women  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.

Tags: Character, Young  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.

Tags: Done, Painting  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

Tags: Rarely, Virtue  ✍ Author: Saint Francis de Sales

My reputation grows with every failure.

Tags: Failure, Grows  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.

Tags: Him, Shadow  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.

Tags: Follows, Shadow  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I've paid the price; I definitely have a reputation that precedes me, and there is a camp that plots my demise. But then again... it's funner that way.

Tags: Again, Paid  ✍ Author: Rufus Wainwright

Because of the incredible reputation I have, people find me exciting to watch on film.

Tags: Exciting, Film  ✍ Author: Sean Young

Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.

Tags: Great, Wealth  ✍ Author: John Zimmerman

I've been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I'm being is truthful and honest. And I think that's been a thorn in my side.

Tags: Difficult, Honest  ✍ Author: Gabrielle Anwar

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.

Tags: Customers, Makes  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Arden

Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you're on the ramp merging into traffic on the 401.

Tags: Car, Fast  ✍ Author: Eddie Barclay

I have a reputation for being the hardest working person in Congress.

Tags: Congress, Working  ✍ Author: Shelley Berkley

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Tags: Hard, Trying  ✍ Author: Jeff Bezos

It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.

Tags: Money, Often  ✍ Author: Josh Billings

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Self  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Branden

I have a reputation for speaking my mind. I like to think my candor and bluntness will give you the answers.

Tags: Give, Mind  ✍ Author: John O. Brennan

I don't want my reputation to take me over, I just want to be judged on my songs. I want people to come and see me because they want to, not because fashion dictates it.

Tags: Fashion, Songs  ✍ Author: Jeff Buckley

I have a reputation for being a straight-talker.

 ✍ Author: Jackie Chan

There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter.

Tags: Best, Honest  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

Ultimately as a leader, you're evaluated on how you interact with people. If you do it well, you develop a reputation as effective leader. If you don't, you develop a reputation for being a highly ineffective leader.

Tags: Develop, Leader  ✍ Author: Barber Conable

Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.

Tags: Behind, State  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

I would like you to consider the difference in the time from 1963 to date. The FBI, at that time, was headed by Mr. Hoover who had been appointed Director continuously. He had, I would say, a good reputation.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: John Sherman Cooper

There is a constant ebb and flow in art historical reputations. The reputation of even the greatest figures like Picasso are in flux.

Tags: Art, Greatest  ✍ Author: Len Deighton

It is more important for Labour to raise the reputation of politics than for the Tories, who are only in politics for the money.

Tags: Money, Politics  ✍ Author: Frank Dobson

I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.

Tags: Accusation, Why  ✍ Author: Robert Emmet

Lawyers are very, very good at keeping you out of prison, but they will sacrifice your reputation and credibility to do so.

Tags: Good, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Barney Frank

I like Scottish people because they feel very true. They're always level and straight. They get a reputation for being hardened because of it, but I find them to be scrupulously honest people.

Tags: Honest, True  ✍ Author: Rupert Friend

I still have a reputation as an eccentric. But the fact is that audiences probably mix up my roles with me as a person.

Tags: Eccentric, Fact  ✍ Author: Crispin Glover

Look, everybody in journalism has a reputation of sorts.

Tags: Everybody, Journalism  ✍ Author: Bernard Goldberg

It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'

Tags: Evil, Union  ✍ Author: Alison Gopnik

I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that.

Tags: Money, Real  ✍ Author: Hugh Grant

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.

Tags: After, Society  ✍ Author: Henry Anatole Grunwald

For all of its well-deserved reputation for pragmatism, American popular culture frequently nurtures or at least tolerates preposterous views and theories. Witness the 9/11 'truthers' who, lacking any evidence whatsoever, claim that 9/11 was a Bush administration plot.

Tags: American, Culture  ✍ Author: Michael Hayden

Engel & Voelkers has a long-standing reputation for providing excellence to a demanding clientele. Now we provide even more by offering our technologically-savvy customers the most up-to-the-minute data on homes, from listing prices to photos - all at their fingertips.

Tags: Excellence, Photos  ✍ Author: Adolf Hitler

It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation.

Tags: Insulting, Pretty  ✍ Author: Anthony Holden

I never had that reputation of being not accessible.

Tags: Accessible  ✍ Author: Lauren Holly

As a lawyer who has dealt in defamation, I know that someone's reputation has to be lowered in the eyes of right-thinking people to sue.

Tags: Eyes, Someone  ✍ Author: David Hunt

I have a reputation for being pretty much of a wild man.

Tags: Pretty, Wild  ✍ Author: Bill Hunter

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.

Tags: Confidence, Success  ✍ Author: Ben Jonson

I think part of my reputation has to do with the difficult roles I've played. Actors do tend to get identified with their characters.

Tags: Difficult, Played  ✍ Author: Val Kilmer

I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.

Tags: Inside, Nails  ✍ Author: Calvin Klein

If you have this reputation you can sit back and endure it, or you can try to do things with it.

Tags: Sit, Try  ✍ Author: Rem Koolhaas

Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.

Tags: Anyone, Negative  ✍ Author: Joseph Kosinski

There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.

Tags: Positive, Powerful  ✍ Author: Joseph Kosinski

One way to evaluate your own reputation is to think about what would be said of you at your eulogy.

Tags: Evaluate, Said  ✍ Author: Joseph Kosinski

I have a bad reputation for being temperamental.

Tags: Bad  ✍ Author: Ted Kotcheff

I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures.

Tags: Hard, Inside  ✍ Author: Charles Kuralt

Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved.

Tags: Bad, Deserved  ✍ Author: Henry Mayhew

Cole Porter had a worldwide reputation as a sophisticate and hedonist.

Tags: Worldwide  ✍ Author: Ethel Merman

I'm such a klutz!

Tags: Complete, Supposed  ✍ Author: Sienna Miller

My career suffered massively because I had a reputation for being a very tabloid person.

Tags: Career, Suffered  ✍ Author: Sienna Miller

I do have this reputation for being a serious person.

Tags: Serious  ✍ Author: Joni Mitchell

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Tags: Courage, Enough  ✍ Author: Margaret Mitchell

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