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There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame --to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

I awoke one morning and found myself famous.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Fame is the thirst of youth.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

To many fame comes too late.

Author: Luis De Camoens (1524-1580)

Profession: Portuguese Poet

Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.

Author: Truman Capote (1942)

Profession: American Author

Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Author: George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

Profession: American Scientist

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Author: Cato The Elder

Profession: Roman Statesman, Orator

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.

Author: Cato The Elder

Profession: Roman Statesman, Orator

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.

Author: Nicolas Caussin

Profession:

If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet