Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.
I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation - they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
What changed our lives forever was when Malcolm had the idea to sell rock 'n roll records to trendy customers.
I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whateverinly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.? Society is a joint stock-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater.? The virtue in most request is conformity.? Self-reliance is its aversion.? It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
I did not have a reputation to defend.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
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.
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.
Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
I am better than my reputation.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.
When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
One can survive anything these days, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.