Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
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
Darshanatsparshanatpanattatha Gangeti Keertanat Punatyapunyanpurushana Shatashotha The holy sight of Ganga gives knowledge , splendours, name, fame etc. The gravest of sins like Bramhhatya (killing of a Brahmin ) and Gauhatya (killing of a cow ) get absolved by the mere touch of Ganga holy water.
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.william wetmore story
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!
fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days.john milton
Verse hath a middle nature: heaven keeps souls, The grave keeps bodies, verse the fame enrols.john donne
And every warrior that is rapt with love Of fame, of valour, and of victory, Must needs have beauty beat on his conceits: I thus conceiving and subduing both, That which hath stopped the tempest of the gods, Even from the fiery-spangled veil of heaven, To feel the lovely warmth of shepherds'flames, And march in cottages of strowe' d weeds, Shall give the world to note, for all my birth, That virtue solely is the sum of glory, And fashions men with true nobility.Christopher Marlowe
I charge thee, sir, not to talk of high honours, A single general achieves fame on the rotting bones of ten thousand.
I enjoy my life. The fame part of it freaked me out for a little while, and there are definitely times when it's not so great to be special and known by everybody — you know, when you're wearing the wrong thing, or just in a vulnerable place. But I'm good with my life now.jim carrey
It was easy in the early nineties to make a list of great things that could be done, now that there was such a convenient source of entangled pairs. Anton's claim to fame is that he went and did them.anton zeilinger
All this fame and money, which have so thrilled me when they came to others, leave me cold when they come to me. I am not an ascetic, but I don't know what to do with them, and my daily life has never been so trying, and there is no one to fill it emotionally.
The temple of fame stands upon the grave: the flame that burns upon its altars is kindled from the ashes of dead men.william hazlitt
God save the pennon, ragged to the dawn, That signs to moon to stand, and sun to fly; And flutters when the weak is overborne To stem the tide of fate and certainty. That knows not reason , and that seeks no fame So! Undismayed beneath the serried clouds, Raise up the banner of forlorn defence A jest to the complacency of crowds Bright-haloed with the one diviner sense: To hold itself as nothing to itself; And in the quest of its imagined star To lose all thought of after-recompense!john galsworthy
Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.james russell lowell
Men crowd into honorable careers without other vocation than their vanity, or at best their love of fame.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
But sure the eye of time beholds no name, So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame.
I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.william shakespeare
His fame rests mainly on his Aryabhatiya, but from the writings of Varahamihira (Sixth century AD), Bhaskara I, and Brahmagupta (seventh century) it is clear that earlier he composed the Aryabhata Siddhantha (voluminous) is not extant. It is also called Ardharatrika Siddhanta , because in it the civil days were reckoned from one midnight to the next; 34 verses on astronomical instruments from this have been quoted by Ramakrishna Aradya.
The poetical fame of Ausonius condemns the taste of his age.
Sweet were the days when I was all unknown, But when my name was lifted up, the storm Brake on the mountain and I cared not for it. Right well know I that fame is half-disfame.
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