Better to die, than to live on with a bad reputation.
For the ancient Greeks, who lacked our social media, the only way to achieve mass duplication of the details of one’s life in the apprehension of others was to do something wondrously worth the telling. Our wondrous technologies might just save us all the personal bother. Kleos is a tweak away.
As long as we continue to do a good job, our reputation will take care of itself.
It is good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things...
I have this burgeoning reputation for playing a scumbag.
People change, though, especially after they are dead.
I’m a flaming faggot, Irving. I was sure you were on to that. I don’t go around waving the flag, of course, and I definitely do not proselytize. Homosexuality is, to me, an inner satisfaction, a pride in a heritage of greatness. To marry a woman would be an inadmissible rejection of my identity.
…As for all the little people who call themselves Marquis de Cambremerde or de Gotoblazes, there is no difference between them and the humblest rookie in your regiment. Whether you go and do wee-wee at the Countess Cack’s or cack at the Baroness Wee-wee’s, it’s exactly the same, you will have compromised your reputation and...
Stop caring what people think about you. People will always have their opinions. Don’t worry about it. What you think about you (and what God thinks about you) is all that matters. You can never please everyone, so stop trying so hard to please people.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
p. 274 …his trademark decision to surrender power as commander in chief and then president, was not…a sign that he had conquered his ambitions, but rather that he fully realized that all ambitions were inherently insatiable and unconquerable. He knew himself well enough to resist the illusion that he transcended human nature. Unlike Julius Caesar...
But Georgia has maintained a reputation for having the best, most consistent-tasting peanuts around because our growers get the crop in when it needs to come in. We need to continue doing this, because the peanut industry is competitive, and consumers will taste the difference.
I have really done so few bad things that they have to keep harping on the old ones [.]
Wealth and reputation were the things our people had always killed for.
Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
Where he comes from, the education he has received, his family history, his wealth, they matter not a jot, but the perception he conveys – that my, boy, is the key. If they believe he belongs – that he is part of the room – then he does, he is. And whichever room he is...
Inside, I found three things: a silver mirror, a silk handkerchief, and a glass flask of ointment. These items will help you on your journey. use them when need be. If you ever lose faith in yourself, the mirror will show your inner beauty. In case your reputation is stained, the handkerchief will remind you...
Trust me. In a very short time, you will become sought out by those in your network. Initially for your sound advice, but soon after as a provider of service. Few people seek advice about a subject that doesn’t require a solution.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
A bad reputation will dog you for years. A good reputation will cat you.
My name is a half an hour early, but my body is on time.
A critical ingredient which binds customers to a brand is trust
Reputations are just history in rumor form. You can change it.