"What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism."
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"I was the only one there I never heard of."
"There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous."
"What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely."
"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy."
"There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!"
"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."
"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else."
"How vain, without the merit, is the name."
"I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."
"Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous."
"It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others."
"The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it."
"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it."
"Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny."
"I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God."
"I had it all and blew it."
"I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name."
"If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it."
"A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know."
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