Fame quotes

He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.

- Johnson, Samuel

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

- Nicholson, Jack

People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.

- Bacon, Francis

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.

- Henry David Thoreau

There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

- Carver, George Washington

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

- Spinoza, Baruch (Benedict de)

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

- Bacon, Francis

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

- Mark Twain

If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.

- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does.

- Marden, Orison Swett

Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.

- Rousseau, Jean Jacques

We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots.

- Sewell, Thomas

All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly.

- Michel Eyquem deMontaigne

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.

- Hellman, Lillian

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

- Stanislaus

Acquaintance lessens fame.

- Claudius

If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.

- Martial, Marcus Valerius

If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.

- Stevenson, Robert Louis

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

- Holmes, Oliver Wendell

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