Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else,very rarely to those who say to themselves, Go to, now let us be a celebrated individual! The struggle for fame, as such, commonly ends in notoriety;that ladder is easy to climb, but it leads to the pillory which is crowded with fools who could not hold their tongues and rogues who could not hide their tricks. Holmes.The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Chap. XII.
Whatever may be the temporary applause of men, or the expressions of public opinion, it may be asserted without fear of contradiction, that no true and permanent Fame can be founded, except in labors, which promote the happiness of mankind. Charles Sumner.True Glory.