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The best-concerted schemes men lay for fame,
Die fast away: only themselves die faster.
The far-fam'd sculptor, read more

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.

by Robert Blair 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 a constant effort.

Fame is a constant effort.

by Jules Renard Found in: Fame 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 read more

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

by Lord Byron Found in: Fame Quotes,
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Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.

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

by Christian Nestell Bovee 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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The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Fame Quotes,
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All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies;
because the sunny glow which brings it read more

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.]

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Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of
obtaining it, and the danger of losing it read more

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.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Fame Quotes,
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