Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.
A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The martyr cannot be dishonoured. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
Honour means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honour, only something which must not be lost.
Fame and tranquillity can never be bedfellows.
Michel de Montaigne
Fame is but the breath of people and that often unwholesome.
I take things like honour and loyalty seriously. It’s more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
Fame doesn’t end loneliness.
Some men are born posthumously.
You are not in competition with anybody except yourself; plan to outdo your past not other people.
Jaachynma N.E. Agu.
I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.