What you do in life echoes in eternity.
Nicknames stick to people and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Thomas C. Haliburton
1796 — 1865
The invisible thing called a good name is made up of the breadth of numbers that speak well of you.
1881 — 1959
After I am dead I would rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cato the Elder
234 — 149 B.C.
Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.
Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680
When I was young, the old regarded me as an outrageous young fellow, and now that I’m old, the young regard me as an outrageous old fellow.
Sir Fred Hoyle
1915 — 2001
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
1623 — 1662
On Albert Belle:
Very few people will bother to say goodbye to a guy who almost never said hello.
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
1864 — 1910
The only way to succeed is to make people hate you. That way, they remember you.
Josef von Sternberg
1894 — 1969
They only recognize greatness when some authority confirms it.
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
1900 — 1938
Eccentricity is such a badge of honour to be given in these conformist times.
The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased, for when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his glory shall not descend after him.
The greatest compliment one can receive is to have others around you wanting to be like you.
I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.