Fame Quotes

Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both.

Marilyn Monroe

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light


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.


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

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
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