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
Mind-blowing Character And Reputation quotations
We are what we believe we are.
Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.
A strong reputation is like a good bonfire.
When you have one kindled it's easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The most important thing you wear is your personality.
Some of us are more concerned with our reputation than our character.
The latter takes care of the former.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Be the kind of person others admire, can count on, trust, and enjoy spending time with. After you have developed that reputation, people will start to ask you what you do and you will be amazed at how many people will want to work with you. You will attract others based on your character.
Your reputation is in the hands of others.
That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Character is made by what you stand for;reputation by what you fall for.
Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.
Making 'Birdsong,' on the one hand you have how prestigious it is and the reputation of the book, which is something that's an extraordinary piece of work. Sebastian Faulkes is a genius. So you feel that responsibility when you're portraying that character that he's imagined and millions of readers have pictured.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls.
We are fonder of visiting our friends in health than in sickness.
We judge less favorably of their characters when any misfortune happens to them; and a lucky hit, either in business or reputation, improves even their personal appearance in our eyes.
Attend well to your character, and your reputation will look out for itself.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
He that filches from me my good name robs me of that which enriches him and makes me poor indeed.
Character is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.
Never get a reputation for a small perfection if you are trying for fame in a loftier area. The world can only judge by generals, and it sees that those who pay considerable attention to minutiae seldom have their minds occupied with great things.
A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community;
character is what you have when you go away.
A good name is better than precious ointment.
Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.
Some think the only way to get even, to get attention or advantage, or to win is to bash people. This kind of behavior is never appropriate. Oftentimes character and reputation and almost always self-esteem are destroyed under the hammer of this vicious practice.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
The momentum of his utterances must be greater than any which his personal reputation and character can command.
Be curious, bot judgmental.
Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.
And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.
The fact of the matter is, Obama and the Democrats did a number on Mitt Romney's reputation and his character and his image with outrageous commercials that I thought nobody in their right mind was gonna believe. I know they're gonna appeal to somebody, but they appeal to far more. People may not have believed it specifically, but it did enough damage to make people say, "I don't know. I just don't like this Romney guy. Stick with what we got."
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Reputation is what people think you are.
Character is who you really are. Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
I am in exact accord with the belief of Thomas Edison that spirit is immortal, that there is a continuing center of character in each personality. But I don't know what spirit is, nor matter either. I suspect they are forms of the same thing. I never could see anything in this reputed antagonism between spirit and matter. To me this is the most beautiful, the most satisfactory from a scientific standpoint, the most logical theory of life.
Your reputation is what people say about you.
Your character is what God and your wife know about you.
She had gained a reputation for beauty, and (which is often another thing) was beautiful.
The murderer only takes the life of the parent and leaves his character as a goodly heritage to his children, whilst the slanderer takes away his goodly reputation and leaves him a living monument to his children's disgrace.