To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
— Plutarch

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
Napoleon Bonaparte celebrated quote

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa --slightly off balance.
— Prince Of Wales Charles

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
— Lucille Clifton

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
— celebrated quotation by John Adams