Fame Proverbs

Sayings about Fame

The great scholar forgets about fame, the average scholar works for it, and the unworthy scholar steals it. ~ Chinese Proverbs

All kinds of fame belong partly to others. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Riches: a dream in the night. Fame: a gull floating on water. ~ Chinese Proverb

The palace leads to fame, the market to fortune, and loneliness to wisdom. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is foolish for someone to seek credit for his ancestor’s achievements. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who wants to be famous will have many a sleepless night. ~ Tunisian Proverb

Become famous, then go to sleep. ~ South American Proverb

Common fame seldom lies. ~ Dutch Proverbs

If you hold high office, the whole village will share your fame. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Quotations about Fame

Fame has eagle wings, and yet she mounts not so high as man’s desires. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. ~ Leszczynski Stanislaus

The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. ~ Andy Warhol

The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons. ~ Susan Sontag

The desire for fame tempts even noble minds. ~ St. Augustine

In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. ~ Andy Warhol

Even the best things are not equal to their fame. ~ Henry David Thoreau

We only serve as a model for the portrait of our fame. ~ Jean Cocteau

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you. ~ Gloria Vanderbilt

Fame is the thirst of youth. ~Lord Byron

Fame is an undertaker that pays but little attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, furnishes out their funerals, and follows them to the grave. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

Fame hides her head among the clouds. ~ Virgil

A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all. ~ Clive James

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else. ~ Alan Bennett

In the past, one desired to acquire fame and to be talked about. But that is not sufficient anymore, because the market has grown too big — nothing less than screaming will do. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Fame is a food that dead men eat. ~ Henry Austin Dobson

Now there is fame! Of all — hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public — fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true. ~ Pablo Picasso

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men. ~ Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

Fame grows like a tree if it have the principle of growth in it; the accumulated dews of ages freshen its leaves. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else, very rarely to those who say to themselves, “Go to, now let us be a celebrated individual!” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Fame is a bright flower, but weeds abound mostly around it. ~ Edward Counsel

Better than fame is still the wish for fame, the constant training for a glorious strife. ~ Baron Lytton

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls. ~ Edmund Burke

What’s fame? a fancy’d life in other’s breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death. ~ Alexander Pope

Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. ~ Victor Hugo

The more well-known you are, you become a target. ~ Calvin Klein

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars. ~ Fred A. Allen

Fame lightens labor. ~ Edward Counsel

Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a deathbed. ~ Alexander Pope

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The present condition of fame is merely fashion. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know. ~ H. L. Mencken

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

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. ~ Vicki Baum

The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair. ~ Author Unknown

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off. ~ Sir William D’Avenant

Hollywood has always been a cage… a cage to catch our dreams. ~ John Huston

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. ~ John Milton

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. ~ William Hazlitt

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. ~ Blaise Pascal

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

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

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten. ~ E. M. Cioran

The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Fame and fortune are as hard to find as a lightning strike. ~ P. N. Elrod

That sort of reputation which precedes performance [is] often the larger part of a man’s fame. ~ George Eliot

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

When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. ~ George Washington Carver

Fame is a constant effort. ~ Jules Renard

Fame is proof that people are gullible. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fame is a bee. It has a song, it has a sting. Ah, too, it has a wing. ~ Emily Dickinson

Fame is the beginning of the fall of greatness. ~ V. V. Rozanov

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

To many fame comes too late. ~ Luis De Camoens

Famous people don’t want to be told that you have a quality in common with them. It makes them think there’s something crawling in their clothes. ~ Don Delillo

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others. ~ Juvenal

Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination. ~ Don Delillo

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Fame or infamy, either one is preferable to being forgotten. ~ Christopher Paolini

No matter how much fame you have, it’s not something that belongs to you. If I’m famous, that doesn’t belong to me — that belongs to you. If you can’t remember who I am, I’m no longer famous. ~ Michael J . Fox

Fame is nothing but an empty name. ~ Charles Churchill

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

Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous. ~ Don Johnson

Men’s fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them. ~ George Villiers

The light of the dawn is not so sweet as the first glimpses of fame. ~ Luc De Clapiers

Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such: it is an accident, not a property of a man. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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 A. Allen

Fame must necessarily be the portion of but few. ~ Robert Hall

I awoke one morning and found myself famous. ~ Lord Byron

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. ~ Socrates

What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon. ~ Voltaire

Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing. ~ Thomas Fuller

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

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

Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind. ~ Virgil

What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all! ~ John Wolcot

Fame is a form, perhaps the worst form, of incomprehension. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

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

How vain, without the merit, is the name. ~ Homer

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

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