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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on beginning, charity, charm, children, conversation, day, death, duty, earth, faith, fame, fatherhood, god, gold, greatness, hope, joy, lies, life, love, men, purity, selfishness, sons, spirit, work, world, worship, and wor

We've never seen the father here, but we have known the son, The finest type of manhood since the world was first begun, And summing up the works of God, I write with reverent pen. The greatest is the son he sent to cheer the lives of men. Through him we leaned the ways of God, and found the father's love; The son it was who won us back to him who reigns above. Our God did not come down himself to prove to men his worth, He sought our worship through the child he placed upon the earth. But be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, In spirit, in faith, in purity. How can I best express my life? Wherein does greatness lie: How can I long remembrance win, since I am born to die? Both fame and gold are selfish things; their charms may quickly flee, But I'm the father of a boy who came to speak for me. In him lies all I hope to be; his splendor shall be mine; I shall have done man's greatest work if only he is fine. If some day he shall help the world long after I am dead, In all that men shall say of him my praises shall be said, It matters not what I may win of fleeting gold or fame, My hope of joy depends alone on what my boy shall claim. My story must be told through him; for him I work and plan, Man's greatest duty is to be the father of a man.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ebenezer Elliott on angels, children, day, despair, fame, god, heart, laws, men, mercy, nations, people, poetry, and support

Written in support of abolishing the Corn Laws, it became Elliott's most famous poem. The Peoples Anthem When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy! When? Not kings and lords, but nations! Not thrones and crowns, but men! Flowers of thy heart, of God they are. Let them not pass like weeds, away Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! When wilt thou save the people? Oh, God of mercy! When? The people Lord the people! Not thrones and crowns, but men! God save the people! Thine they are, Thy children, as thy angels fair, Save them from bondage and despair. God save the people!

Ebenezer Elliott (1781 - 1849)

Source: Poetical Works. The People’s Anthem

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on fame

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I'm never going to be famous. I don't do anything, not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by David Mallet on bravery, courtship, deed, fame, and honesty

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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A Quote by Cullen Hightower on fame and people

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.

Cullen Hightower

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A Quote by William Clark Gable on books, cinema, and fame

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Number Eight in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Clark Gable (1901 - 1960)

Source: As Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind, 1939.

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on fame, heaven, losing, men, perception, power, thought, and wealth

Those that think that wealth is the proper thing for them cannot give up their revenues; those that seek distinction cannot give up the thought of fame; those that cleave to power cannot give the handle of it to others. While they hold their grasp of those things, they are afraid of losing them. When they let them go, they are grieved and they will not look at a single example, from which they might perceive the folly of their restless pursuits - such men are under the doom of heaven.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on achievement, anger, clarity, emptiness, fame, home, judgment, life, losing, men, power, reputation, simplicity, world, and taoism

If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, even though he be a bad-tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing. And all because there is somebody in the boat. Yet if the boat were empty, he would not be shouting, and not angry. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you.... Who can free himself from achievement, and from fame, descend and be lost amid the masses of men? He will flow like Tao, unseen, he will go about like Life itself with no name and no home. Simple is he, without distinction. To all appearances he is a fool. His steps leave no trace. He has no power. He achieves nothing, has no reputation. Since he judges no one, no one judges him. Such is the perfect man: His boat is empty.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (20:2, 4, pp. 168-171)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on fame and glory

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Go where glory waits thee! But while fame elates thee, Oh, still remember me!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Go where Glory waits thee.

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A Quote by Charles Churchill on fame, fear, guilt, men, and shame

Men the most infamous are fond of fame, And those who fear not guilt yet start at shame.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Author. Line 233.

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