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Blaise Pascal – We wish to be known to all the world

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Blaise PascalWe are so presumptuous that we wish to be known to all the world, even to those who come after us; and we are so vain that the esteem of five or six persons immediately around us is enough to amuse and satisfy us.

Blaise Pascal  

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Victor Hugo – Fame must have enemies

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Victor HugoYou have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.

Victor Hugo  

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Horace – Common people are ill judges of merit

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Horace The common people are but ill judges of a man’s merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Marilyn Monroe – Don’t make me a joke

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Marilyn MonroePlease don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one… I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity… If fame goes by, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.

Marilyn Monroe   (1926-1962)

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Horace – Lightning most frequently strikes the tallest

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Horace The lofty pine is oftenest agitated by the winds — high towers rush to the earth with a heavier fall — and the lightning most frequently strikes the highest mountains.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Fred Allen – A celebrity is a person who . . .

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Fred AllenA celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen   (May 31, 1894-Mar 17, 1956)

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Dante Alighieri – Lying in a featherbed will bring. . .

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Dante AlighieriLying in a featherbed will bring you no fame, nor staying beneath the quilt, and he who uses up his life without achieving fame leaves no more vestige of himself on Earth than smoke in the air or foam upon the water.

Dante Alighieri  

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