Notorious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old notorious quotes, notorious sayings, and notorious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure.

James Kern Feibleman

It is notorious that the memory strengthens as you lay burdens upon it, and becomes trustworthy as you trust it.     

Thomas de Quincey

It is notorious that the desire to live increases as life itself shortens.

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

It is notorious that, whenever the demand for labor is much greater than the supply, or the wages of labor are much higher than the expenses of living, very many, even on the ordinary laboring class, are remarkable for indolence, and work no more than compelled by necessity.     

Edmund Ruffin