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Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony
I think when two people get together, their past is their past. Their reputations are reputations. You can only take someone the way you find them... on face value.
Most reputations are not ruined but forgotten.
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
In Hollywood, people get reputations, just rumors that are passed down.
Normally, if someone's legacy will outlast their life, it's apparent when they die. On the day when Alexander the Great, or Caesar Augustus, or Napoleon, or Socrates, or Muhammad died, their reputations were immense. When Jesus died, his tiny, failed movement appeared clearly at an end.
Until 1869, when they were banned, debtors' prisons were the great incinerators of British reputations. Those who were unable to pay their bills were jailed until their creditors were paid - an unlikely event, given that the prisoner was unable to work.
People - running from unhappiness, hiding in power - are locked within their reputations, ambitions, beliefs.
I think when two people get together, their past is their past. Their reputations are reputations. You can only take someone the way you find them... on face value. I think that was how we were both, the way we were.
I've never come into anything successful before. I've always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose.
Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.
We take from the art of the past what we need. The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being reassessed.
Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides.
A lot of people in Hollywood, and everywhere pretty much, operate on fear. No one wants to get fired, so everyone's scared to take a chance. There's money involved, and there are careers and reputations on the line.
People are terrified for their own reputations. They want the press on their side.
Posthumous reputations have little to do with real lives.
In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it.
Many hedge fund managers have become billionaires; perhaps this - plus their reputations as the smartest guys in the room - is why they have captured the investing public's imagination.
My parents, particularly my father, had been used by commentators, political journalists and political commentators, to attack me, and the collateral damage was the reputations of my father and my mother.
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
There is a constant ebb and flow in art historical reputations. The reputation of even the greatest figures like Picasso are in flux.
Upsetting the dope is a favorite pastime in baseball. Past performances count for but little in the national pastime. Reputations don't get you anywhere. A club is judged solely on results, and to get results, you must win ball games.
But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
A trio of reputations lie at the heart of Henry James's 'The Portrait of a Lady.'
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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