quotes tagged with 'fame'

Today the word hero has been diminished, confused with celebrity.† But in my fatherís generation the word meant something.† Celebrities seek fame.† They take actions to get attention.† But heroes are heroes because they have risked something to help others.

Author: James J. Bradley, Source: Flags of Our FathersSaved by ImaWriterIII in sacrifice character hero fame celebrity jamesjbradley 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

After Iím dead Iíd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Author: Cato the Elder, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in character fame monument catotheelder 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively successful man.† People occasionally stare at me in the streets: thatís fame.† I can fairly easily earn enough to qualify for admission to the highest lopes of the internal revenue.† Thatís success.††† Furnished with money and even a little fame, even the elderly if they care to may partake of trendy diversions.† Thatís pleasure.† It might happen once in a while that† something I said or wrote was sufficiently headed for me to persuade myself that it represented a serious impact on our time.† Thatís fulfillment.† Yet I say to you and beg you to believe me.† Multiply these tiny triumphs by a million, add them all together, and they are nothing Ė less than nothing Ė a positive impediment measured against one draft of that Living Water Christ offers to the spiritually thirsty, irrespective of who or what they are.

Author: Malcolm Muggeridge, Source: from "Jesus Rediscovered," as quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "Understanding the Spirit of the Age"Saved by ImaWriterIII in success pleasure fame christianity fulfillment malcolmmuggeridge rzquotes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Young people with an itch for fame should be encouraged not only to excel at something, but also to care for something- their music, their acting, their cause- more than themselves.

Author: Gene Veith, Source: Gene VeithSaved by wordlovergirl in life fame purpose actor singer 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you're going to say, "I'm going to get my Academy Award this year and finally I'm going to be loved by all the critics, and the fans are just going to go crazy"- not going to happen.

Author: George Lucas, Source: George LucasSaved by wordlovergirl in fame movie actor 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
BYU is not here to help you make money. Any university in this land can do that. We hope your education brings income sufficient for your needs, but we have no mission at all if we are simply turning you out into the best current job market, whatever and wherever that may be. BYU has been established to extend to you the very glory of God, his intelligence, his light, and his truth. And that light and truth, by scriptural promise, is to forsake the evil one, your tempter. No, not everyone does have a price. Some things can't be purchased. Money and fame and earthly glory are not our eternal standard. Indeed these can, if we are not careful, lead to eternal torment.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Inconvenient Messiah, devotional address: 27 February 1982...Saved by mlsscaress in truth success money opportunity light fame price intelligence unique byu 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is an indiscreet and troublesome ambition that cares so much about fame; about what the world says of us; to be always looking in the faces of others for approval; to be always anxious about the effect of what we do or say; to be always shouting to hear the echoes of our own voices.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in fame humility pride approval 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is better to be faithful than famous.
Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in fame faithfulness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, money takes wings, those who cheer you today may curse you tomorrow. The only thing that endures is character.
Author: Horace Greeley, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in virtue money character fame popularity praise 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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