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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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Scarcely two hundred years back can Fame recollect articulately at all; and there she but maunders and mumbles.

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

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I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

Dorothy Parker Quotes

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A niche in the temple of Fame.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: origin is owed to establishment of Pantheon (1791) as a receptacle for distinguished men

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And what after all is everlasting fame? Altogether vanity.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius) Quotes , Source: Med (4, 33)

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Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar!

James Beattie Quotes , Source: The Minstrel (st. 1)

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Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness,-- To which I leave him.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The False One (act II, sc. 1, l. 169)

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The best-concerted schemes men lay for fame, Die fast away: only themselves die faster. The far-fam'd sculptor, and the laurell'd bard, Those bold insurancers of deathless fame, Supply their little feeble aids in vain.

Robert Blair Quotes , Source: The Grave (l. 185)

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Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Hydriotaphia (ch. V)

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I awoke one morning and found myself famous.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: from Moore's "Life of Bryon"

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What is the end of Fame? 'tis but to fill A certain portion of uncertain paper: Some liken it to climbing up a hill, Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour: For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill, And bards burn what they call their "midnight taper," To have, when the original is dust, A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 218)

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Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R.B. Sheridan (l. 68)

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O Fame!--if I e'er took delight in thy praises, 'Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover She thought that I was not unworthy to love her.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa

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Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such: it is an accident, not a property of a man.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essay--Goethe

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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

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

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Men the most infamous are fond of fame, And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: The Author (l. 233)

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The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome Outlives, in fame, the pious fool that rais'd it.

Colley Cibber Quotes , Source: Richard III (act III, sc. 1)

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To myself alone do I owe my fame. [Fr., Je ne dois qu'a moi seul toute ma renommee.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: L'Excuse a Ariste

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What shall I do to be forever known, And make the age to come my own?

Abraham Cowley Quotes , Source: The Motto (l. 1)

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The splendors that belong unto the fame of earth are but a wind, that in the same direction lasts not long. [It., Non e il mondam romore alro che un fiato Di vento, che vien quinci et or vien quindi, E muta nome, perche muta lato.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Purgatorio (XI, 100)

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All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth, soon slays with parching power. [It., La vostra nominanza e color d'erba, Che viene e va; e quei la discolora Per cui ell' esce della terra acerba.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Purgatorio (XI, 115)

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Who fears not to do ill fears the name, And free from conscience, is a slave to fame.

Sir John Denham Quotes , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 129)

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The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame; a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Sybil (bk. I, ch. III)

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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

Blaise Pascal Quotes

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