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Definition of Prestige


  1. Delusion; illusion; trick.
  2. Weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation.

Prestige Quotations

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

Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.
P. J. O'Rourke

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Charles de Gaulle

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
Charles de Gaulle

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge.
Hakeem Olajuwon
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Prestige Translations

prestige in Afrikaans is gesag
prestige in Dutch is autoriteit, prestige, gezag
prestige in Latin is dignitas
prestige in Spanish is prestigio

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