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A Quote by Alexander Smith on fame

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To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, fame, and god

Who builds a church to God and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 285.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fame, faults, and praise

Careless of censure, nor too fond of fame, Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame, Averse alike to flatter or offend, Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 182

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, fame, and life

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fame

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Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all .

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Temple of Fame, 1711

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on blush, fame, and good

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on fame and memory

Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Leslie Halliwell, in Prick up Your Ears: The Screenplay, 1987.

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A Quote by Alan Alda on fame and happiness

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, debate, equality, fame, life, people, and politics

In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln did not hesitate to dispel the notion that he was a champion of racial equality: "I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, September 18, 1858

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on angels, biography, books, fame, fatherhood, hope, laws, life, love, maxims, motherhood, proverbs, and women

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Josiah G. Holland, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, p. 23 (1866), and George Alfred Townsend, The Real Life of Abraham Lincoln, p. 6 (1867). According to the latter, Lincoln made this remark to his law partner, William Herndon. Lincoln's natural mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, died when he was nine years old and his father remarried the following year. His stepmother, Sarah Bush (Johnston) Lincoln, was loved and respected by Lincoln throughout her life, as evidenced in the many biographical studies of Lincoln. Benjamin P. Thomas says in Abraham Lincoln, p. 12 (1952): "The boy Abraham adored her. Recollection of his own mother dimmed. And in later years he called this woman, who filled her place so well, 'my angel mother.'" The Macmillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases, ed. Burton Stevenson, p. 1627 (1965), comments that the remark referred to Lincoln's stepmother. But the biographers of Lincoln's natural mother claim the remark referred to her: Caroline Hanks Hitchcock, Nancy Hanks, p. 105 (1899) and Charles Ludwig, Nancy Hanks: Mother of Lincoln, p. 84 (1965).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed to Abraham Lincoln.

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