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The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
  [Lat., Immensum gloria calcar habet.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso),
        Epistoloe Ex Ponto (IV, 2, 36)

The sweetness of glory is so great that, join it to what we will, even to death, we love it.
      - Blaise Pascal

Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain.
  [Lat., Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.]
      - Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia), Fables
         (III, 17, 12)

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)

A field of glory is a field for all.
      - Alexander Pope

Who pants for glory, finds but short repose;
  A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.
      - Alexander Pope, Second Book of Horace
         (ep. I, l. 300)

I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
      - Sextus Aurelius Propertius, Elegioe
         (IV, 10, 3)

His glory now lies buried in the dust.
      - Francis Quarles

The smoke of glory is not worth the smoke of a pipe.
      - George Sand (pseudonym of Mme. Armandine Lucile Dupon Dudevant)

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
      - Sir Walter Scott

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
  To all the sensual world proclaim,
    One crowded hour of glorious life
      Is worth an age without a name.
      - Sir Walter Scott, Old Mortality
         (ch. XXXIV, introductory stanza with anonymous attribution),
        later discovered in "The Bee", Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 1791, said to be written by Major Mordaunt

Glory grows guilty of detested crimes.
      - William Shakespeare

Glory is like a circle in the water,
  Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself
    Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part I
         (Pucelle at I, ii)

Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
  Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
    Some in their garments, though newfangled ill,
      Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
        And every humor hath his adjunct pleasure,
          Wherein it finds a joy above the rest,
            But these particulars are not my measure;
              All these I better in one general best.
      - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCI

I have ventured,
  Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
    This many summers in a sea of glory,
      But far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride
        At length broke under me, and now has left me,
          Weary and old with service, to the mercy
            Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Eighth
         (Wolsey at III, ii)

Like madness is the glory of this life
  As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of Timon of Athens
         (Apemantus at I, ii)

Who would be so mocked with glory, or to live
  But in a dream of friendship,
    To have his pomp and all what state compounds
      But only painted, like his varnished friends?
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of Timon of Athens
         (Steward at IV, ii)

(Nerissa:) When the moon shone we did not see the candle.
  (Portia:) So doth the greater glory dim less.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
         (Nerissa & Portia at V, i)

Glory relaxes often and debilitates the mind; censure stimulates and contracts,--both to an extreme. Simple fame is, perhaps, the proper medium.
      - William Shenstone

Nothing is so expensive as glory.
      - Sydney Smith

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,--nothing so expensive as glory.
      - Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir
         (vol. I, p. 86)

Glory is the fair child of peril.
      - Tobias George Smollett

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
      - Socrates

Rising glory occasions the greatest envy, as kindling fire the greatest smoke.
      - Edmund Spenser

Glory can be for a woman but the brilliant morning of happiness.
      - Madame de Stael (Baronne Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein)

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