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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on eternity, fame, heaven, life, songs, and sorrow

The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Adonais. xxx.

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A Quote by Ottorino Respighi on america, composers, fame, music, opera, and work

A review of his work: His music soon spread throughout Europe, and he was invited to America were he performed the Piano Concerto. He would have wished that he would be remembered as an opera composer, but it was to be his orchestral extravaganzas, mainly the trilogy of Roman pictures that has made his name famous.

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on character, fame, friendship, glory, influence, life, magic, money, nature, plants, power, and wealth

Who can estimate the real wealth that inheres in a fine character. . . . How base and mean money and huge estates look in comparison. All other things fade before it. Its touch is like magic to win friendship, influence, power. Can you afford to chill, to discourage, to crush out of your life this sweet, sensitive plant, which would flower in your nature and give added glory to your life, for the sake of a few dollars, a little questionable fame?

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on character, fame, success, and wealth

There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -manhood, character, stand for success . . . nothing else really does.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on ambition, angels, character, discipline, fame, humility, nature, possibility, pride, and wealth

The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on fame and thinking

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on death, fame, magic, and music

A few can touch the magic string, And noisy Fame is proud to win them; Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Voiceless.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on fame, friendship, gold, praise, and sharing

There is no friend like the old friend who has shared our morning days, No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise; Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on fame, friendship, and gold

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: No Time like the old Time.

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on birth, fame, history, ideas, libraries, life, and metaphor

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: American Library Association "Bulletin," October 1954

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