A Quote by John Milton on clarity, fame, and spirit

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

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A Quote by John Milton on age, envy, fame, honor, justice, music, praise, skill, songs, words, and worth

Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan With Midas' ears, committing short and long, Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for envy to look wan; To after age thou shalt be writ the man That with smooth air couldst humour best our tongue. Thou honour'st verse, and verse must lend her wing To honour thee, the priest of Phoebus' choir, That tun'st their happiest lines in hymn or story. Dante shall give Fame leave to set thee higher Than his Casella, whom he wooed to sing, Met in the milder shades of Purgatory.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XIII, To Mr H. Lawes on the Publishing His Airs

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A Quote by John M. McMahon on dedication, fame, god, growth, home, poetry, poets, reflection, and sacred

Poetry often introduces a mythological dimension which reflects the close connections between the gods and commonly encountered trees. A passage from Vergil's Georgics, in which the poet enumerates grafted trees and miraculous growth, incorporates several such mythological references: myrtles, sacred to Venus; the poplar, crown of Hercules; and the acorns of Jupiter's symbolic oak, referring to his grove at Dodona. The pine was held sacred to Pan, the Roman Faunus, and in his Eclogues Vergil describes the pastoral god's home on Mt. Maenalus in Arcadia. Propertius stresses the god's fondness for the tree, and Horace, for his part, dedicates a pine to the goddess Diana in a famous ode.

John M. McMahon

Source: Trees: Living Links to the Classical Past

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A Quote by John J. Moment on fame, fortune, friendship, gold, lies, sleep, and wealth

There are veins in the hills where jewels hide And gold lies buried deep; There are harbor-towns where the great ships ride, And fame and fortune sleep; But land and sea though we tireless rove, And follow each trail to the end, Whatever the wealth of our treasure-trove, The best we shall find is a friend.

John J. Moment

Source: The Best Treasure

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A Quote by John Gay on fame


I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Poet and the Rose

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A Quote by John Dryden on death and fame


Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped; And they have kept it since by being dead.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Epilogue

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on adventure, fame, love, and power

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components - love, adventure, power and fame.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Pachelbel on fame


His best-known piece is probably his "Canon in D." He also has 'Hexachordium Apollonis', which is also quite famous.

Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)

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A Quote by Jerry Lewis on fame, genius, and people

People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.

Jerry Lewis

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A Quote by Jean Harlow on books, cinema, and fame

"Would you be shocked if I changed into something more comfortable?" Number Five in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. -The Guinness Book of Film

Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937)

Source: Hell's Angels, 1930.

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