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Quotations About / On: FAME

  • 1.
    Expenditure now attracts fame as conquest once did.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 2.
    Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 47.)
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  • 3.
    What's fame? A fancied life in others' breath,
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle IV). SeCePo. Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.)
    More quotations from: Alexander Pope, fame, life
  • 4.
    The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
    (Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).)
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  • 5.
    Fame is fickle, but Obscurity is usually faithful to the end.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 6.
    Fame now wears the halo that once crowned holiness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 7.
    The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 3, sc. 6 (1819).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, innocence, fame
  • 8.
    The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
    (Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), U.S. aviator, author. New York Times (July 29, 1928), ch. 12, quoted in Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings (1989). Of openings for women in aviation.)
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  • 9.
    The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 158 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 10.
    Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
    (W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. "Writing," pt. 1, The Dyer's Hand (1962).)
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