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FAME
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They who are in highest places, and have the most power, have the least liberty, because they are most observed.
      - John Tillotson

Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.
      - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

The object of the labor was small, but not the fame.
  [Lat., In tenui labor, at tenuis non gloria.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        Georgics (IV, 6)

She (Fame) walks on the earth, and her head is concealed in the clouds.
  [Lat., Ingrediturque solo, et caput inter nubila condit.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (4, 177)

The fame (or report) has become obscure through age.
  [Lat., Fama est obscurior annis.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (7, 205)

He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
  [Fr., Tel brille au second rang, qui s'eclipse au premier.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Henriade (I)

What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
  [Fr., C'est un poids bien pesant qu'un nom trop tot fameux.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Henriade (III)

In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.
      - Andy Warhol

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
      - Oprah Winfrey

What rage for fame attends both great and small!
  Better be d--n'd than mentioned not at all.
      - Dr. John Wolcot (Wolcott or Woolcott) (used pseudonym Peter Pindar),
        To the Royal Academicians--Lyric Odes for the Year 1783
         (ode IX)

Fame is the shame of immortality, and is itself a shadow.
      - Edward Young

What so foolish as the chase of fame?
  How vain the prize! how impotent our aim!
    For what are men who grasp at praise sublime,
      But bubbles on the rapid stream of time,
        That rise and fall, that swell, and are no more,
          Born and forgot, ten thousand in an hour.
      - Edward Young

With fame, in just proportion, envy grows.
      - Edward Young, Epistles to Mr. Pope
         (ep. I, l. 27)

Men should press forward, in fame's glorious chase;
  Nobles look backward, and so lose the race.
      - Edward Young, Love of Fame
         (satire I, l. 129)

Wouldst thou be famed? have those high acts in view,
  Brave men would act though scandal would ensue.
      - Edward Young, Love of Fame
         (satire VII, l. 175)

Fame is the shade of immortality,
  And in itself a shadow. Soon as caught,
    Contemn'd; it shrinks to nothing in the grasp.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night VII, l. 363)

It's better to burn out, Than to fade away.
      - Neil Young

In fame's temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels, or successful butchers of the human race.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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