Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
One can survive anything these days, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
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.
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.
You don't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.