A Quote by Charles Churchill on fame and planning

Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse, Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse; Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, Defacing first, then claiming for his own.

Charles Churchill (1731 - 1764)

Source: The Apology. Line 232.

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A Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen on america, belief, day, death, departure, desires, faith, fame, future, heart, immortality, independence, life, mankind, presidency, and work

On the Fourth of July, 1826, America celebrated its Jubilee the Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence. John Adams, second President of the United States, died that day, aged ninety, while from Maine to Georgia bells rang and cannon boomed. And on that sameday, Thomas Jefferson died before sunset in Virginia. In their dying, in that swift, so aptly celebrated double departure, is something which shakes an American to the heart. It was not their great fame, their long lives or even the record of their work that made these two seem indestructible. It was their faith, their bounding, unquenchable faith in the future, their sure, immortal belief that mankind, if it so desired, could be free.

Catherine Drinker Bowen (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Carl G. Hempel on certainty, doubt, fame, mathematics, necessity, and science

The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and which accounts for its fame as the queen of the sciences, is no doubt the peculiar certainty and necessity of its results.

Carl G. Hempel

Source: "Geometry and Empirical Science" in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Bill Murray on fame and people

To people who want to be rich and famous, I'd say, "Get rich first and see if that doesn't cover it."

Bill Murray (1950 -)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on fame, immortality, quality, and success

The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame,-a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil. Book i. Chap. iii.

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A Quote by Bayard Taylor on character, fame, and truth

Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.

Bayard Taylor

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on fame, fortune, ideas, machines, men, power, progress, sacrifice, strength, suffering, work, and worth

Now, ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything. The men who have won fame and fortune through having an idea are those who devoted every ounce of their strength and every dollar they could muster to putting it into operation. Ford had a big idea, but he had to sweat and suffer and sacrifice to make it work.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on blindness, delusion, dependence, duty, enemies, existence, facts, fame, fraud, honesty, intelligence, love, mind, practice, reality, sacrifice, selfishness, slavery, stupidity, thinking, value, and virtue

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud - that an attempt to gain a value by deceiving the mind of others is an act of raising your victims to a position higher than reality, where you become a pawn of their blindness, a slave of their non-thinking and their evasions, while their intelligence, their rationality, their perceptiveness become the enemies you have to dread and flee - that you do not care to live as a dependent, least of all a dependent on the stupidity of others, or as a fool whose source of values is the fools he succeeds in fooling - that honesty is not a social duty, not a sacrifice for the sake of others, but the most profoundly selfish virtue man can practice: his refusal to sacrifice the reality of his own existence to the deluded consciousness of others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 937)

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A Quote by Lucius Accius (or Attius) on fame


Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.

Attius (c.170 - c.90)

Source: Telephus

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A Quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger on books, cinema, and fame

"I'll be back." Number Four in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947 -)

Source: The Terminator, 1984.

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