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Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
~ Vicki Baum

 

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Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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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 (Benedict de) Spinoza

 

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Fame hides her head among the clouds.
~ Virgil

 

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Fame is a constant effort
~ Jules Renard

 

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Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
~ Emily Dickinson

 

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Fame is an illusive thing -- here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.
~ Henry Miller

 

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Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

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

 

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Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
~ Davy Crockett

 

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Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.
~ John Milton

 

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Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.
~ Truman Capote

 

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Fame is proof that the people are gullible.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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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.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
~ Socrates

 

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