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Lois McMaster Bujold Quotes and Sayings

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Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Related topics: Values Honor Self

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize.
The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

What you are is a question only you can answer.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

 

When you can't do something truly useful,
you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available,
like snappy dressing.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic
slide into absolute damnation.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- 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

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

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

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Positive thinking has acquired a bad reputation -
which I believe to be totally undeserved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising.
Because I keep on producing books they say there must
be something wrong with this fellow.
- J. B. Priestley

For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful
benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own.
- Laurence Housman

A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the
conduct of a single moment.
- Ernest Bramah

I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker,
but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures.
- Charles Kuralt

My reputation is too important to put it aside for
purposes of some friendship.
We have a job to do.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Location is the key to most businesses,
and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money,
the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation.
- Samuel Butler

I did not have a reputation to defend.
- Roman Polanski

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

We have made drugs an Olympic event.
It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even
the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey

You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation,
and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself;
this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school.
- Eli Whitney

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
- Elizabeth Arden

I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself,
to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am.
My task is to lead my country through service.
- King Hussein I

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.'
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will
establish a reputation as an expert.
- Laurence J. Peter

Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police;
their reputation is known the world over.
- Joshua Slocum

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
- Myrtle Reed

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame,
and easily blown out, but it is the light by which
the world looks for and finds merit.
- James Russell Lowell

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done
anything towards diminishing the reputation of the
Renaissance landscape painting.
- John Ruskin

Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

In the end, you make your reputation and you have your
success based upon credibility and being able to provide
people who are really hungry for information what they want.
- Brit Hume

An artist must never be a prisoner.
Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself,
prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation,
prisoner of success, etc.
- Henri Matisse

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency
the reputation which carried him into it.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith

As the U.S.
trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China,
continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing
its reputation as a leader in world trade.
- Jo Ann Emerson

There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive
reputation traveling fast.
- Brian Koslow

That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years.
Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!
- Harry Nilsson

I have built my reputation on honesty,
I have sometimes been too honest.
- David Blunkett

Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone.
It depreciates their reputation and yours.
- Brian Koslow

It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's
single term in the House of Representatives at Washington
added practically nothing to his reputation.
- John George Nicolay

I have a bad reputation for being temperamental.
- Ted Kotcheff

The elite media has been caught in so many lies because
of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded,
their circulation is down, and their profits are down.
- Geraldo Rivera

Many a man's reputation would not know his character
if they met on the street.
- Elbert Hubbard

You get trapped by stories.
Though I've got this reputation for being out of control,
it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
- Terry Gilliam

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
- Baltasar Gracian

Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your
ability to do what you say,
but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
- Bryant H. McGill

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -
great wealth,
great return, great satisfaction, great reputation,
and great joy.
- Jim Rohn

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is,
the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad,
but I am anchored here in New York.
I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here.
- Harold Brodkey

If you have this reputation you can sit back and endure it,
or you can try to do things with it.
- Rem Koolhaas

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired,
but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
- Joseph Hall

Not much more can happen to you after you lose your
reputation and your wife.
- John N. Mitchell

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men,
ends by making their defects respectable.
- Voltaire

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

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

Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.
- Rupert Murdoch

All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently
wound a nation's reputation.
- Ramman Kenoun

If the people should elect, they will never fail to
prefer some man of distinguished character,
or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
- Gouverneur Morris

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
- Euripides


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