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|Nigeria Honest Nigerian It is generally much more shameful to lose a good |
reputation than never to have acquired it. Pliny the Younger, Letters (c. 97-110),
8.24, trans. Alfred P. Dorjahn. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft
|Johnson, Samuel For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me |
ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in ... Moody, Dwight L. It is
generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have
|Pliny The Elder It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than |
never to have acquired it. - Pliny The Elder Men are most apt to believe what they
least understand. - Pliny The Elder Compassion and shame come over one ...
|This General (hewed no (g) s„ r„ longer the fame Vigilancy, Activity, Intrepidity, |
and Presence of Mind, which mark lal- had ... He died without Honour, in an
ignominious Old- Age, equally Rtm- lKh despised by both Parties (h) much unlike
That Baron ... At the Bottom, he did the Protestants more wrong, than he thought :
and the Bishop of Meaux knew how to take ... r n " any Man acquired Ic great a
Reputation in lo short " a Time ; and never any great Commander lost it " sooner:
For the ...
|Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work.|
|Some who have nothing to lose by following Jesus make a great ado, when they |
are urged to become Christians, about the things they ... It would be well for such
persons to consider how much they will lose if they reject Christ. Perhaps the
tendency to ignore sin was never stronger than it is today. ... The evil of sin, the
power of sin, the shame of sin, the penalty of ... life with a fine prospect, continued
for many years to grow in the esteem of his neighbors, gained a reputation for
|Let me remind you of the great importance which you then attached to the |
acquisition of your present conquests. ... To me it seems that to lose your present
fortune were a more serious loss than never to have won it; since surely itis ...
hope thatyou may show yourself worthyof the good thingswhich the gods have
given you, andthat my reputation may not be ... had been going to receive theirs
too;howcould I? How shameful it would havebeen in me,so to have securedmy
own interests, ...
|While therefore it continues one of the characteristicks of rational nature to |
decline oblivion, authors never can be wholly ... To scatter praise or blame
without regard to justice, is to destroy the distinction of good and evil . Many have
no other test of actions than general opinion; and all aie so far influenced by a
fense of reputation, that they are often rtttrained ... more than that which destroys
the force of praise, by shewing that it maybe acquired without deserv- 'ing it, and
which, bv letting ...
|Count Mansfield, to make himself amends, as he said, for the ransom which he |
had paid when he was taken prisoner at Montmedy, carried on a most shameful
trade, for he bought from the soldiers all the prisoners which had the ...
demanded exorbitant ransoms for them, much greater than many of them were
able to pay, insomuch that Biron died in hi9 hands. ... and having with many lost
much of his reputation, the Guises, who were princes of great canning and
bravery, got into his ...
|being more useful to his people, or more capable of performing great actions ; |
and the wide difference between genius and ability was never more marked than
in him. ... with his story, while they bring contempt upon his name, are only fitted
to warn men against the shame that attends lost opportunities and prostituted
talents. ... a far more considerable person, and wanted but little from nature,
though certainly much from fortune, to have left behind him a great and lasting