He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
The middlebrow is the man, or woman, of middlebred intelligence who ambles and saunters now on this side of the hedge, now on that, in pursuit of no single object, neither art itself nor life itself, but both mixed indistinguishably, and rather nastily, with money, fame, power, or prestige.
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other
Fame is proof that people are gullible.
Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.
The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.
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.
Fame is not the glory; virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger to bring more to the fold.
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.