A Quote by Sir John Denham on brothers, fame, guilt, men, needs, security, and sons

But whither am I strayed? I need not raise Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise; Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built; Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign, Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain.

Sir John Denham (1615 - 1668)

Source: On Mr. John Fletcher's Works.

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on death, fame, fate, fighting, freedom, lies, and virtue

If to die honorably is the greatest Part of virtue, for us fate's done her best. Because we fought to crown Greece with freedom We lie here enjoying timeless fame.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: For the Athenian Dead at Plataia

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A Quote by Simeon Strunsky on fame


Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

Simeon Strunsky

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on fame, fortune, life, love, nature, originality, passion, and taoism

Riches, fame, and fortune are as ephemeral as lightning, The passion of sexual love and childish piety will vanish like flames. Do not crave and be the master of your own life, Cultivate the Tao and there will be gods to help your karma. Do not lose your original nature and the dust of the earthly realm will vanish, The sky will reveal the circular bright moon.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 136

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A Quote by Sherman Finesilver on confusion, fame, greatness, and spirit

Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs.

Sherman Finesilver

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A Quote by Sean Connery on books, cinema, and fame

Bond's introduction: "Bond. James Bond." Repeated in 17 subsequent Bond films. Number One in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Sean Connery (1930 -)

Source: Dr. No, 1962

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on age, colors, earth, faith, fame, god, good, happiness, joy, lies, money, needs, praise, rest, saints, separation, and work

When earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colors have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it-lie down for an eon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set us to work anew! And those that were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair; They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets' hair; They shall find real saints to draw from-Magdalene, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all! And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of working, and each, in his separate star Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are! -Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on fame, good, and victory

And everybody praised the Duke Who this great fight did win. "But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he, "But 'twas a famous victory."

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Battle of Blenheim.

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A Quote by Robert De Niro on books, cinema, and fame

"You talkin' to me?" Number Nine in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Robert De Niro (1943 -)

Source: Taxi Driver, 1976.

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on fame, talent, and writing

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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