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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.

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

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

by Gloria Vanderbilt Found in: Fame Quotes,
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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument
than why I have one.

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

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Fame Quotes,
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The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.

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

by Tacitus Found in: Fame 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 read more

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

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Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs.

Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Fame Quotes,
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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

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

by Francis Bacon Found in: Fame Quotes,
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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,
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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.

by George Gordon Noel Byron Found in: Fame Quotes,
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The splendors that belong unto the fame of earth are but a wind,
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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.]

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Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven;
No pyramids set off his memories,
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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.

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