fame

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fame

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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Praise

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fame and good

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Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, death, envy, fame, and good

Above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations. Death hath this also, that it openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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A Quote by Erma Bombeck on confusion, fame, and success

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on fame and food

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Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1864; The Single Hound, 1914.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on fame and songs

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Fame is a bee It has a song - It has a sting - Ah, too, it has a wing.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Poem no. 1763.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on blessings, day, fame, glory, and heart

Better than glory, or honors, or fame, (Though I am striving for those to-day) To know that some heart will cherish my name, And think of me kindly, with blessings, alway.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: excerpt from When I am Dead, 1870

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A Quote by Edwin Hubble Chapin on fame, maxims, reputation, and truth

It is the penalty of fame that a man must ever keep rising. "Get a reputation, and then go to bed," is the absurdest of all maxims. "Keep up a reputation or go to bed, "would be nearer the truth.

Edwin Hubble Chapin (1814 - 1880)

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A Quote by Edward Young on art, destruction, fame, immortality, laws, murder, and war

One to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 55.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on companions, emotion, fame, freedom, future, history, ideas, joy, life, melancholy, mind, and pride

I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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