It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
- Liz Smith – reputation "Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." ~Liz Smith
- "Writers must fortify themselves with pride and… "Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name." - Brian Aldiss
- "It is more shameful to mistrust one’s… "It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them" - François de la Rochefoucauld
- "Financial aid is a legacy and a justice due to… "Financial aid is a legacy and a justice due to the poor that our Lord Jesus Christ acquired for us. It is not a virtue for the rich to give to the poor - it is an simple act of justice." - St. Francis of Assisi (Earlier Rule 9)