Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. 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!”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) American poet, essayist, scholar
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, ch. 12 (1858)

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Added on 28-Sep-10 | Last updated 28-Sep-10
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