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Quotations on Fame

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Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate.

~ Emily Dickinson

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

~ George Santayana

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.

~ H.L. Mencken

Fame is proof that people are gullible.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

~ G.K. Chesterton

Fame is like a drug, and drugs are like a drug.

~ Homer Simpson

Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

~ Horace Greeley

The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.

~ Cornelius Tacitus

If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.

~ Martial

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