65 Infamous Quotes On Success In Life

These infamous quotes will inspire you. Infamous, having a reputation of the worst kind or well known for some bad quality or deed.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging infamous quotes, infamous sayings, and infamous proverbs.

Best Infamous Quotes

  1. “Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.” ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  2. “I will either be famous or infamous.” ~ Otto Dix
  3. “I probably have become more infamous from two misdemeanors than probably anyone I could think of.” ~ Paul Reubens
  4. “You cannot run faster than a bullet.” ~ Idi Amin

  5. “Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are — cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.” ~ Maya Angelou
  6. “The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  7. “If the emancipation of the working classes requires their fraternal concurrence, how are they to fulfill that great mission with a foreign policy in pursuit of criminal designs, playing upon national prejudices, and squandering in piratical wars the people’s blood and treasure? It was not the wisdom of the ruling classes, but the heroic resistance to their criminal folly by the working classes of England, that saved the west of Europe from plunging headlong into an infamous crusade for the propagation of slavery on the other side of the Atlantic.” ~ Karl Marx
  8. “No, I’m the infamous Edward Teller.” ~ Edward Teller

  9. “Many years later, after Niemöller had been imprisoned for eight years in concentration camps as the personal prisoner of Adolf Hitler, he penned these infamous words: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionist, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. And then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.” ~ Eric Metaxas
  10. “I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight of people hurrying through the streets to filch a little money from each other, to devour their infamous cookery, to gulp their unwholesome beer, to dream their insignificant and silly dreams. They trespassed upon my thoughts.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  11. “you’re infamous, Tally. Everyone’s terrified of you. The new system may have made the other cities nervous, but they seem to think my little gang of psychotic sixteen-year-olds is worse” – Cable to Tally” ~ Scott Westerfeld
  12. “You can’t get unfamous. You can get infamous but you can’t get unfamous.” ~ Dave Chappelle

  13. “These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.” ~ Kinky Friedman
  14. “There is something wrong in a government where they who do the most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  15. “Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.” ~ Voltaire
  16. “Intemperance is a hydra with a hundred heads. She never stalks abroad unaccompanied with impurity, anger, and the most infamous profligacies.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom

  17. “The script for ‘Infamous’ was so poised between tragedy and comedy. It’s a dream part. One reads those scripts with a sense of melancholia. When you read a script that good I remember thinking, ‘Oh, this script is too good. They’ll never give it to me.'” ~ Toby Jones
  18. “Nothing is truly infamous, but what is wicked; and therefore shame can never disturb an innocent and virtuous mind.” ~ Thomas Sherlock
  19. “The Turkish Government began and ruthlessly carried out the infamous massacre and deportation of Armenians in Asia Minor. The clearance of the race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act, on a scale so great, could well be.” ~ Winston Churchill
  20. “I have got an infamous army, very weak and ill-equipped, and a very inexperienced staff.” ~ Duke of Wellington

  21. “A false friend, an unjust judge, a braggart, hypocrite, and tyrant, sincere in hatred, jealous, vain and revengeful, false in promise, honest in curse, suspicious, ignorant, infamous and hideous-such is the God of the Pentateuch.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  22. “Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreadful evil that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts every heart, and eradicates every virtue. Fly! wherefore dost thou linger? Fly, cast not one look behind thee; nor let even thy thought return to the accursed evil for a moment.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  23. “What do I see in the God of that infamous sect if not an inconsistent and barbarous being, today the creator of a world of destruction he repents of tomorrow; what do I see there but a frail being forever unable to bring man to heel and force him to bend a knee. This creature, although emanated from him, dominates him, knows how to offend him and thereby merit torments eternally! What a weak fellow, this God!” ~ Marquis de Sade
  24. “For black Americans, we know that gun control… sprouts from racist soil – be it after the or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man’s humanity was not recognized.” ~ Niger Innis

  25. “They [policemen] are in a profession that if you do the job incorrectly, or proceeding incorrectly, it’s over for you because there isn’t any supporter backup. If you make a mistake as a plumber, you know, you fix it and everything goes on or you get sued. But if you make a mistake as a cop, you are more infamous than Jesse James, everything’s over.” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  26. “Oscar Pistorius is now infamous for reasons that I think everybody knows about, but when I hit on his story and put it in the book, what I found fascinating was a description, from one of the scientists who helped Pistorius, of what the Paralympics will become. Because they don’t place any restriction on enhancements for athletes, in the very near future the Paralympics will bear a closer resemblance to NASCAR than to the traditional Olympics. There will be a human-machine melding that will result in crazy feats of athleticism.” ~ Ron Currie Jr.
  27. “All my plans in private life; all my pursuits; all my designs, wishes, and thoughts, have this one great object in view: the overthrow of the ruffian Boroughmongers. If I write grammars; if I write on agriculture; if I sow, plant, or deal in seeds; whatever I do has first in view the destruction of those infamous tyrants.” ~ William Cobbett , Infamous quotes in life
  28. “He who fights with priests may make up his mind to have his poor good name torn and befouled by the most infamous lies and the most cutting slanders.” ~ Heinrich Heine

  29. “This I hold to be the chief officer of history, to rescue virtuous actions from the oblivion to which a want of records would consign them, and that men should feel a dread of being considered infamous in the opinions of posterity, from their depraved expressions and base actions.” ~ Tacitus
  30. “This chastity, my brother, chastity; She that has that is clad in complete steel, And like a quiver’d nymph with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour’d heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; Where, through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.” ~ John Milton
  31. “Despots govern by terror. They know that he who fears God fears nothing else; and therefore they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire, their Helvetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear which generates true courage.” ~ Edmund Burke
  32. “Custom … changes the very nature of things; and what was honorable a thousand years ago, may probably be looked upon as infamous now.” ~ Charlotte Lennox

  33. “We are riveted by the soap operas of public lives. We admire the famous most for what makes them infamous: it reassures us that they are not better and no happier than all the people with their noses pressed hard against the glass.” ~ Maureen Dowd
  34. “Many people who gain recognition and fame shape their lives by overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, only to be catapulted into new social realities over which they have less control and manage badly. Indeed, the annals of the famous and infamous are strewn with individuals who were both architects and victims of their life courses.” ~ Albert Bandura
  35. “Dachau has been my own lifelong point of no return. Between the moment when I walked through the gate of that prison, with its infamous motto, ‘Arbeit Macht Frei,’ and when I walked out at the end of a day that had no ordinary scale of hours, I was changed, and how I looked at the human condition, the world we live in, changed … Years of war had taught me a great deal, but war was nothing like Dachau. Compared to Dachau, war was clean.” ~ Martha Gellhorn
  36. “To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!” ~ Zoe Akins

  37. “Who can estimate the misery that has been caused by this infamous doctrine of eternal punishment? Think of the lives it has blighted the tears it has caused-of the agony it has produced. Think of the millions who have been driven to insanity by this most terrible of dogmas. This doctrine renders God the basest and most cruel being in the universe. … There is nothing more degrading than to worship such a god.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  38. “”The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool.” Our quote of the day is, from of all people, the Marquis de Sade, the most infamous writer in all of French literature. And by the way, if you recognized that quote, you’re sick.” ~ Tucker Carlson
  39. “Procrastination is the thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal state. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; at fifty chides his infamous delay, pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; in all the magnanimity of thought, resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same.” ~ Edward Young
  40. “Robert Hoffman is kind of infamous for being a prankster, funny guy.” ~ Carter Jenkins

  41. “The Soviets are not just looking at Moscow, they have a very extensive program of not only research, development, they have built this radar net around the whole country. One of those radars has become infamous because it’s a clear violation of the ABM Treaty. They have an infrastructure and they are well prepared to develop a nationwide defensive system.” ~ Fred Ikle
  42. “I made a crash landing here on Earth on February 14, 1962, in the Shreveport Catholic Charities Home for un-wed mothers. The infamous Bonnie and Clyde lost their lives just miles from where I was born. Like outlaws ourselves, my birth mother and I were on the run from the day she found out I was part of her.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin
  43. “Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any Canadian or Indian in his person or property, I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment, as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it shall not be disproportioned to its guilt, at such a time and in such a cause.” ~ George Washington
  44. “I have some that I have become a well-known-even infamous-client of, mostly in Memphis. But a great deal of that is legend and doesn’t have anything to do with truth.” ~ William Eggleston

  45. “Large cocktail parties are an infamous technique for ridding yourself of social obligations to people you usually don’t know well or like much, which is such an unpromising beginning that I’ve rarely known one that recovered and turned into a great party.” ~ Barbara Walters
  46. “After multiple trips to Paris and being accused of participating in ‘heinous’ activities in regard to the state, I found my Romanian nationality revoked by ‘presidential decree’ in 1975. Because I hadn’t asked for political asylum like everyone else, I had to live and travel with the infamous Nansen Passport from then on. This wasn’t easy…I finally obtained my French citizenship in 1983.” ~ Dumitru Tepeneag
  47. “Now, [Donald] Trump has thus far gotten endorsements from illustrious group, that includes Sarah Palin, David Duke, Dennis Rodman, racially profiling birther sheriff, Joe Arpaio, vaping Congressman Duncan Hunter, and just this afternoon, infamous Maine Governor Paul LePage who accused drug dealers with D-Money, Smoothie, and Shifty of impregnating white women.” ~ Chris Hayes
  48. “Stevie Nicks has always been my fashion icon, so I wanted to blend her infamous witchy style with the 90s valley girl theme that I was so entranced by as a young girl.” ~ Bethany Cosentino

  49. “If the American public were accurately polled, I suspect the results would find Bonnie & Clyde, Bill Clinton, Ponzi Scheme scamster Bernie Madoff, and the infamous Wily Coyoteto be believed to be more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton.” ~ Ted Nugent
  50. “The idea that the police cannot ask questions of the person that knows most about the crime is an infamous decision.” ~ Edwin Meese
  51. “I’m often asked, “What is your favorite moment during the 30 years you hosted [The Tonight Show]?” I really don’t have just one. The times I enjoyed the most were the spontaneous, unplanned segments that just happened, like Ed Ames’ infamous “Tomahawk Toss” that produced one of the longest laughs in television history. When these lucky moments happen, you just go with them and enjoy the experience and high of the moment.” ~ Johnny Carson
  52. “Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing superstition, and love those who love you.” ~ Voltaire

  53. “I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult.” ~ Adam Ant
  54. “Britannia’s shame! There took her gloomy flight, On wing impetuous, a black sullen soul. Less base the fear of death than fear of life. O Britain! infamous for suicide.” ~ Edward Young
  55. “Keep your hands clean and pure from the infamous vice of corruption, a vice so infamous that it degrades even the other vices that may accompany it. Accept no present whatever; let your character in that respect be transparent and without the least speck, for as avarice is the vilest and dirtiest vice in private, corruption is so in public life.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  56. “Once I graduated that’s when I grew my ‘infamous’ beard. I trim it every once in a while but that’s about it.” ~ Leland Sklar

  57. “As you say, I am honored and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  58. “The Taliban’s acts of cultural vandalism – the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas – had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  59. “I learned that I enjoy directing a lot more than I enjoy writing, which is interesting because writing is lonely and infamous basically.” ~ Dan Mazer
  60. “If there is a God who will damn his children forever, I would rather go to hell than to go to heaven and keep the society of such an infamous tyrant.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

  61. “The man who does not think it was America’s duty to fight for her own sake in view of the infamous conduct of Germany toward us stands on a level with a man who wouldn’t think it necessary to fight in a private quarrel because his wife’s face was slapped.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  62. “As George Bush’s infamous for once saying by mistake, he said, “Mother Nature is a terrorist.” So it was with Katrina – the devastation of it, when you think of bombs being dropped on people and then you think that a hurricane could come through and do that, the same amount of damage, it was a wake-up call in a lot of ways.” ~ Stanley Greene
  63. “It was no longer esteemed infamous for a Roman to survive his honor and independence.” ~ Edward Gibbon

  64. “As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity but authorized by the sanction of their laws.” ~ David Brainerd
  65. “It is common knowledge that Saudi Arabia is the most extremist of the Muslim States. It finances the infamous Madrassas (schools) that preach a litany of hate and turn out thousands of fanatical Islamic zealots. It indirectly provides the funding and its’ citizens provide most of the fighters for Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda organization. It supports, financially and by other means, the Palestinian terrorists and other Muslim anti-Western groups throughout the world.” ~ James Byron Bissett

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