Saturday, 1 December 2012


Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination. - Don Delillo

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows. - Michel De Montaigne

Fame does not necessarily mean success. - Unknown

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men. - Baruch Spinoza

Fame is a bright flower, but weeds abound mostly around it. - Edward Counsel

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

Fame is nothing but an empty name.  - Charles Churchill

Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. - Victor Hugo

Fame, like a wayward girl, will still be coy to those who woo her with too slavish knees. - John Keats

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

I think that's the thing about fame or any notoriety. It's an illusion that you don't have to play by the rules anymore, the rules of life. - Tom Waits

If you want a share of the fame, you have got to be willing to take a share of the blame. - Unknown

It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the masters fame. - Orison Swett Marden

Of present fame think little, and of future less. The praises that we receive after we are buried, like the posies that are strewn over our graves, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead; the dead are gone, either to a place where they hear them not, or where, if they do, they will despise them. - Charles Caleb Colton

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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