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

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

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Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

by Emily Dickinson Found in: Fame Quotes,
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Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy.

Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy.

by Bennett Cerf Found in: Fame Quotes,
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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, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a
probability of such: it is an read more

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.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Fame Quotes,
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Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty read more

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Fame Quotes,
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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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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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Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb
The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar!

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

by James Beattie Found in: Fame Quotes,
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