Fame Quotes

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

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.

Gloria Vanderbilt

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

Vicki Baum

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

George Santayana

The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.

Tacitus

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson

Fame is proof that people are gullible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success

Ingrid Bergman

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

You may have a vast scholarship, fame or fortune. But, the bee can give you a lesson on how to be free from torment

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other

Erma Louise Bombeck

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.

Alfred North Whitehead

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

Walter Savage Landor

Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest

Oliver Goldsmith

All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.

William James

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.

Robert Burns

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Martial

Famous people state fame as a cruse and those who have it not look upon it as a dream, hance dreams are cruses.

Kazi Shams

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Erma Bombeck

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope

When this world favors somebody, it lends him the attributes, and surpassing merits of others and when it turns its face away from him it snatches away even his own excellences and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

And I think that my whole life, looking back at it, I was so rooted in worldly things, in worldly values, fame, fashion and fortune and all the things that are just transient.

Jani Allan

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