No greater income in life than to live with fame That comes out of charity. The fame of men who give to those in need Will live for ever in the words of all. Nothing imperishable lasts long in this world Than glorious fame beyond compare. Even celestials will cease praising saints When you gain world-wide lasting fame. None other than the wise can have Some gain in loss and fame in death. Be born, if you must, for fame; Or else better not to be born at all. Why blame those who blame the shame of those Who cannot live in fame? The whole world will blame, they say, If you fail to earn that renown called fame. The land that bears inglorious bodies Will shrink in its glory of yield. Life without blame alone blooms. The one without fame fades.