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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Socrates

Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies
than not be noticed at all.
Harry Truman

You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.
Jay Leno

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

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
Ovid

I remember thinking I just want more. This isn't it. Fame is not the goal. Money is not the
goal. To be able to know how to get peace of mind, how to be happy, is something you don't
just stumble across. You've got to search for it.
George Harrison

If God does not grant you glory, be content with fame.
Brazilian proverb

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not
enough to get you interrupted when you eat.
Fran Lebowitz

Fame is no sure test of merit.
Thomas Carlyle

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities or for those who fawn
over you just because you are famous.
Walt Disney

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt

Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.
Arthur Schopenhauer

We don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the
perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
Dalai Lama

Ambition, not so much for vulgar ends, but for fame, glints in every mind.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

I wanted to be successful, not famous.
George Harrison

The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.
Cicero

Common fame is a common liar.
English proverb

I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
Confucius

He that will sell his fame will also sell the public interest.
Solon

Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige,
when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?
Socrates

Fame endures longer than life.
Irish proverb

If O.J. wasn't famous, he'd been in jail right now. If O.J. drove a bus, he wouldn't even be
O.J. He'd be Orenthal, the bus-driving murderer.
Chris Rock

I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the
environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human
competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's
standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.
Jimmy Carter

A good fame is better than a good face.
English proverb

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there
watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
Mitch Albom

Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.
Rabindranath Tagore

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.
Chinese proverb

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

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

Fame will last longer than wealth.
Welsh proverb

A life lived with integrity, even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune, is a shining star
in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Denis Waitley

Andy Warhol made fame more famous.
Fran Lebowitz

Twenty-five years ago I couldn't walk down the street without being recognized. Now I can
put a cap on, walk anywhere and no one pays me any attention. They don't ask me about my
movies and they don't ask me about my salad dressing because they don't know who I am.
Am I happy about this? You bet.
Paul Newman

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