- He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
- The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
- What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
- All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
- Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French philosopher.