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  If God does not grant you glory, be content with fame.  
 -  Brazilian proverb
  

  Common fame is a common liar.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Fame endures longer than life.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  A good fame is better than a good face.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Fame will last longer than wealth.  
 -  Welsh proverb
  

  Profit is better than fame.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  Without money fame is dead.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Fame is but the breath of the people.  
 -  English proverb
  

  I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.  
 -  Aldous Huxley
  

  In my life I have found two things of priceless worth - learning and loving. Nothing else - not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake - can possibly have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say 'I have learned' and 'I have loved,' you will also be able to say 'I have been happy.'  
 -  Arthur C. Clarke
  

  Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  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.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  I always like to say to people who want to be rich and famous, try being rich first. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.  
 -  Bill Murray
  

  Fame is a bitch, man.  
 -  Brad Pitt
  

  If O.J. wasn't famous, he'd been in jail right now. If O.J. drove a bus, he wouldn't even be O.J. He'd be Orenthal, the bus-driving murderer.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

  The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.  
 -  Cicero
  

  Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.  
 -  Cicero
  

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

  We don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.  
 -  Daniel J. Boorstin
  

  A life lived with integrity, even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune, is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.  
 -  Doris Lessing
  

  Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Andy Warhol made fame more famous.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.  
 -  Friedrich Schiller
  

  I remember thinking I just want more. This isn't it. Fame is not the goal. Money is not the goal. To be able to know how to get peace of mind, how to be happy, is something you don't just stumble across. You've got to search for it.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  I wanted to be successful, not famous.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  The highest form of vanity is love of fame.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  Fame is an illusive thing - here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.  
 -  Henry Miller
  

  Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  I remember thinking I just want more. This isn't it. Fame is not the goal. Money is not the goal. To be able to know how to get peace of mind, how to be happy, is something you don't just stumble across. You've got to search for it.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  I wanted to be successful, not famous.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  The highest form of vanity is love of fame.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  Fame is an illusive thing - here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.  
 -  Henry Miller
  

  Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  If a man can bridge the gap between life and death,if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man. Immortality is the only true success.  
 -  James Dean
  

  You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.  
 -  Jean Rostand
  

  I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.  
 -  John Webster
  

  Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Believe it or not, fame is not as glamorous as it seems. I think it is much harder now with all of the media outlets, and people can be pretty nasty and harsh.  
 -  Kim Kardashian
  

  I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, 'Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.'  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

  I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

  People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.  
 -  Leonardo DiCaprio
  

  Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.  
 -  Louisa May Alcott
  

  Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.  
 -  Marlo Thomas
  

  This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Twenty-five years ago I couldn't walk down the street without being recognized. Now I can put a cap on, walk anywhere and no one pays me any attention. They don't ask me about my movies and they don't ask me about my salad dressing because they don't know who I am. Am I happy about this? You bet.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

  Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Fame is proof that the people are gullible.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster.  
 -  Sandra Bullock
  

  Ambition, not so much for vulgar ends, but for fame, glints in every mind.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?  
 -  Socrates
  

  He that will sell his fame will also sell the public interest.  
 -  Solon
  

  Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Fame is no sure test of merit.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  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.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Fame is only good for one thing: they will cash your check in a small town.  
 -  Truman Capote
  

  You don't need power to gain recognition.. You don't need to be famous to gain fame.. Your good deeds that you do to others will make you gain more respect from other people.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Hating on a certain name only gives them fame.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  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, who drink of that flood of glory as of a river, and refresh our wings in it for future flight.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.  
 -  William James
  

  It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham