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Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Let us not disdain glory too much; nothing is finer, except virtue. The height of happiness would be to unite both in this life.

Author: Vicomte De Chateaubriand (1768-1848)

Profession: French Politician, Writer

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

Acquaintance lessens fame.

Author: Claudius (10 BC-AD 54)

Profession: Roman Emperor

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!

Author: Davy Crockett (1786-1836)

Profession: American Backwoodsman

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.

Author: Miles Davis (1926-1991)

Profession: American Jazz Musician

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

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.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister