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Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men
Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds
Passion for fame: a passion which is the instinct of all great souls
Avoid popularity if you would have peace
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
The splendors that belong unto the fame of earth are but a wind, that in the same direction lasts not long
Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under canopies; the man who consumes his days without obtaining it leaves such mark of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water
And yet, after all, what is posthumous fame? Altogether vanity
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death
Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholesome
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