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Fame Quotes

There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone.

Author: Jules Ellinger

Profession:

Fame is proof that the people are gullible.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

I was the only one there I never heard of.

Author: Barry J. Farber

Profession: American Trainer, Speaker, Author

There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.

Author: Judy Garland (1922-1969)

Profession: American Actress, Singer

If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.

Author: Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)

Profession: American Playwright