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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire on fame, genius, greatness, kindness, love, and soul

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.

Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

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A Quote by Jay Leno on fame and motherhood

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

Jay Leno (1950 -)

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A Quote by James Thurber on eternity, fame, grace, life, men, soul, and spirit

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on bravery, cowardice, fame, justice, nobility, profit, prosperity, sharing, spirit, and truth

Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by James Keller on excellence, fame, force, giving, heart, losing, military, order, war, and world

In one of the decisive battles of World War I, disastrous reports poured into the headquarters of Marshal Foch, the commander of the Allied forces. The great general never lost heart. When things were at their worst, he drafted his famous order which is now in all textbooks of military strategy: "My center is giving way, my right is pushed back, my left is wavering. The situation is excellent. I shall attack!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on astronomy, conversation, fame, life, schools, and study

A high-school girl, seated next to a famous astronomer at a dinner party, struck up a conversation with him by asking: "What do you do for a living?" "I study astronomy," he replied. "Really? said the teenager, wide-eyed. "I finished astronomy last year."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose on fame

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I 'll make thee glorious by my pen, And famous by my sword.

James Graham (1612 - 1650)

Source: My Dear and only Love.

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A Quote by James Beattie on fame

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Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?

James Beattie (1735 - 1803)

Source: The Minstrel. Book i. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Ingrid Bengis on fame

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The real trap of fame is its irresistibility.

Ingrid Bengis

Source: “Monroe According to Mailer," in Ms., Oct 1973.

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on awareness, fame, god, guidance, respect, and sufi

All those among the Sufis who had no visible murshid (guide), that is, an earthly man like themselves and a contemporary, called themselves Uwaysis. One of the most famous was abu'l-Hasan Kharraqani (d. 425/1034), an Iranian Sufi, who left us the following saying: I am amazed at those disciples who declare that they require this or that master. You are perfectly well aware that I have never been taught by any man. God was my guide, though I have the greatest respect for all the masters.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. pp. 32-33

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