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60 Fame Quotes

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.

Tacitus Quotes

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What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.

Lord Byron Quotes

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Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal

Don Williams, Jr Quotes

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The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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Fame is the thirst of youth.

Lord Byron Quotes

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It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Fame is a bee. / It has a song / It has a sting / Ah, too, it has a wing.

Emily Dickinson Quotes

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Read but o'er the Stories Of men most fam'd for courage or for counsaile And you shall find that the desire of glory Was the last frailty wise men put of; Be they presidents.

Jan van olden Barneveldt Quotes , Source: reprinted by A.H. Bullen

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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Past and Present (ch. XVII)

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The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.

Gloria Vanderbilt Quotes

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What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.

Leszczynski Stanislaus Quotes

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Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson Quotes

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Fame is proof that people are gullible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

Horace Greeley Quotes

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Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of obtaining it, and the danger of losing it when obtained, would be sufficient to deter a man from so vain a pursuit.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in "The Spectator", no. 255

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A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised.

Fred Allen Quotes

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Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.

Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

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It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

Alan Alda Quotes

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Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.

Martial Quotes

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Fame is only good for one thing- they will cash your check in a small town.

Truman Capote Quotes

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Your fame shall (spite of proverbs) make it plain To write in water's not to write in vain.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Art of Painting in Water Colours, in preface to Sir William Sanderson

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