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Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for.
Ronald Reagan

Discreditment and defamatory talk have supplanted argumentation on the fundamentals here in Washington. Malign someone's character, and you don't have to address what he stands for.
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Take from a man his reputation for probity,
and the more shrewd and clever he is,
the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Some of us are more concerned with our reputation than our character. The latter takes care of the former.

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

He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation.
John Adams

A good reputation for yourself and your company is an invaluable asset not reflected in the balance sheets.
Li Ka-shing

Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.
John Maynard Keynes

The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.
Monica Lewinsky

A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others.
George Eastman

If you lose money for the firm, I will be forgiving. If you lose reputation, I will be ruthless.
Warren Buffett

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.
Linwood Barclay

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
Margaret Mitchell

It is the duty of every one to strive to gain and deserve a good reputation.
Francis Atterbury

The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
Francis Quarles

Inaction, contrary to its reputation for being a refuge, is neither safe nor comfortable.
Madeleine M. Kunin

I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman. Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen.
Mahatma Gandhi

Once established, reputations do not easily change.
Albert Bandura

Alan Smith... very much a striker, by reputation... and by fact
Peter Drury

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. It's simple, fantasize, rehearse, then go out into the world and DO IT!
Henry Ford

I suddenly realized I was a writer of wide reputation and most of it bad.

I consider a good reputation is a great part of the human happiness. Some people, if they are very, very rich can permit themselves certain negligence to their reputations.
Aristotle Onassis

Sting's legacy was built on Ric Flair's reputation.
Triple H

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

Guard yourself against accusations, even if they are false; for the multitude are ignorant of the truth and look only to reputation.

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.

The person who prays more in public than in private reveals that he is less interested in God's approval than in human praise. Not piety but a reputation for piety is his concern.
D. A. Carson

Let no one ask a stronger mark of an excellent love to God, than that we are insensible to our own reputation.
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

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.
Calamity Jane

Your reputation is harmed the most by what you say to defend it.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Mark Twain

Reputation is the road to power
Jeremy Bentham

The only way you get on in this profession is to have the reputation of doing what you are told as thoroughly as possible.
George S. Patton

But we've got to work. We can't just live on reputations at all - by any means.
Dan Gable

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Pliny the Elder

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.
Robert Emmet

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

Aren't you ashamed to be concerned so much about making all the money you can and advancing your reputation and prestige, while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your souls you have no thought or car?

Few look for truth;
many prowl about for a reputation of profundity by arrogantly challenging whichever arguments are the best.
Rene Descartes

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin

Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred,
it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Beneath our clothes, our reputations, our pretensions, beneath our religion or lack of it, we are all vulnerable both to the storm without and the storm within.
Frederick Buechner

As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.
Joseph Conrad

Any opening is good enough, if its reputation is bad enough.
Savielly Tartakower

Reputation is like fine china: Once broken it's very hard to repair.
Abraham Lincoln

You earn your reputation by the things you do every day.
Dave Thomas

Your brand name is only as good as your reputation
Richard Branson

Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him.
J. G. Holland

Nothing is as fast as the speed of trust. Nothing is as fulfilling as a relationship of trust. Nothing is as inspiring as an offering of trust. Nothing is as profitable as the economics of trust. Nothing has more influence than a reputation of trust.
Stephen Covey

I am like a Rolls- Royce. I can run without an engine, purely on reputation
Shahrukh Khan