quote by John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

— John Wooden

Delighting Reputed quotations

Reputed quote You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

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.

Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.

Reputed quote Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notoriou
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.


You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Reputed quote Nobody raises his reputation by lowering others.
Nobody raises his reputation by lowering others.

Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach that position, with untarnished reputation, and make no other vow to distract your attention.

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

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.

Reputed quote Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your charact
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.


A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.

You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.

Reputed quote Think reputation, not ranking... Connection, not network... Loyalty, not celebri
Think reputation, not ranking... Connection, not network... Loyalty, not celebrity.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.

The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

The most important thing you wear is your personality.

Reputed quote It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you thin
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.

Reputed quote You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

Some of us are more concerned with our reputation than our character.

The latter takes care of the former.


If we want to be known in heaven and feared in hell we must be willing to lose our reputation here on earth.

Reputed quote Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we t
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

If you fellows have been hunted from one end of the country to the other as I have been, you’ll understand what a bad man’s reputation is built on. I’ve had credit for more killings than I ever dreamt of

Back in the day, a pair of tight jeans was enough to earn a girl a bad reputation. Now slutty has gone Main Street.

It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'

Reputed quote Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way it's supposed to be.

If you're yourself, that's the best thing you can do, because you can never go "damn if I'd only been myself." Live an authentic life and you don't have to worry about your reputation.


Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations.

.. can never effect a reform.

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

Reputed quote With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
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Moral relativism has a reputation for being compassionate, caring and humane, but it is an extremely useful philosophy for tyrants.

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Reputation is what others think about you.

What's far more important is character, because that is what you think about yourself.


When Claude Debussy studied at the Paris Conservatory from age ten to age twenty-two, many considered him a rebel because of his treatment of dissonance and his disdain for the established forms. He reputedly turned to a fellow student during a performance of Beethoven with the words, "Let's go. He's starting to develop.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

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.

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

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation;

for it is better to be alone than in bad company.