Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid; but if persons of quality and judgement concur, then it filleth all round about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers. Francis Bacon
To some characters, fame is like an intoxicating cup placed to the lips,they do well to turn away from it who fear it will turn their heads. But to others fame is Love disguised, the love that answers to love in its widest, most exalted sense. Mrs. Jameson