I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, The hymn of the wounded, the beaten who died overwhelmed in the strife; Not the jubilant song of the victors for whom the resounding acclaim Of nations was lifted in chorus whose brows wore the chaplet of fame, But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart, Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.
fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.mark twain
And so the blasts of calumny, howl they ever so fiercely over the good man's head, contribute to his juster appreciation and to his wider fame. Preserve only a good conscience toward God, and a loving purpose toward your fellow men, and you need not wince nor tremble, though the pack of the spaniel-hearted hounds snarl at your heels.william morley punshon
Immortal Spenser, no frailty hath thy fame but the imputation of this idiot's friendship!thomas nashe
I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.ralph waldo emerson
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.william shakespeare
United States, your banner wears Two emblems one of fame; Alas! the other that it bears Reminds us of your shame. Your banner's constellation types White freedom with its stars, But what's the meaning of the stripes? They mean your negroes' scars.thomas campbell
I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and dead. So, Buddy, no matter what else the fame, No matter what else the prize, I want you to come back thru The Flame With the boy-look still in your eyes!
Great Homer's birthplace seven rival cities claim, Too mighty such monopoly of fame.
Have little care that Life is brief, And less that art is long. Success is in the silences, Though fame is in the song.
No record of her high descentThere needs, nor memory of her name;Enough that Raphael’s colors blentTo give her features deathless fame.william allen butler
Go where glory waits thee,But while fame elates thee,Oh! still remember me!thomas moore
Is it any wonder I reject you first? fame, fame, fame, fame Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool fame (fame).
fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last part, but fame relates all, and often more than all.thomas fuller
Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live register'd upon our brazen tombs.william shakespeare
Though a hundred crooked paths may conduct to a temporary success, the one plain and straight path of public and private virtue can alone lead to a pure and lasting fame and the blessings of posterity.edward everett
As soon as an opinion becomes common it is sufficient reason for men to abandon it and to uphold the opposite opinion until that in its turn grows old, and they require to distinguish themselves by other things. Thus if they attain their goal in some art or science, we must expect them soon to cast it aside to acquire some fresh fame, and this is partly the reason why the most splendid ages degenerate so quickly, and, scarcely emerged from barbarism, plunge into it again.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
The life, which others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe.
The poetical fame of Ausonius condemns the taste of his age.