Fame Quotes

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.

William Shakespeare

The waters were his winding sheet, the sea was made for his tomb; Yet for his fame the ocean sea, was not sufficient room.

Richard Barnfield

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

Erma Louise Bombeck

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

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.

Oprah Winfrey

And wouldn’t change by the change, or the game, or the fame, when he came, in the game, he made his own name

Kanye West

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.

Francis Bacon

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Henry David Thoreau

Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

Horace Greeley

I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.

William de Morgan

Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, / What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.

Baltasar Gracian

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober

Bill Veeck

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

Henry David Thoreau

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