I want to describe someone who is austere, stoic, having the purest soul, although living in this world full of the desires of wealth and status. Is the phrase "indifferent to wealth and fame" the correct usage? I would be very grateful if you could let me know any poetry or sayings related to this.
"The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off." ~Tacitus
Famous German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer also agrees with the above quote, citing it in his book The Wisdom of Life.
This quotes highlights the attractiveness of fame and power, as well as the immense mental will to resist such desires.