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GLORY
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[ Also see Ambition Applause Blessedness Conquest Dignity Distinction Fame Greatness Heroes Honor Paradise Patriotism Praise Reputation Soldiers Victory War ]

There is but one thing necessary to keep the possession of true glory, which is to hear the opposers of it with patience, and preserve the virtue by which it was acquired.
      - Sir Richard Steele

Alas! how difficult it is to retain glory!
  [Lat., Heu, quam difficilis gloriae custodia est.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

As he, though carried off in the prime of life, had lived long enough for glory.
  [Lat., Et ipse quidem, quamquam medio in spatio integrae aetatis ereptus, quantum ad gloriam, longissimum aevum peregit.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus),
        Agricola (XLIV)

The love of glory can only create a great hero; the contempt of it creates great man.
      - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

Twas glory once to be a Roman;
  She makes it glory, now, to be a man.
      - Bayard Taylor, The National Ode

I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness.
      - Themistocles,
        on being taunted with his want of social accomplishments, Plutarch's "Life"

Real glory springs from the quiet conquest of ourselves; and without that the conqueror is nought but the first slave.
      - James Thomson (1)

Glory fills the world with virtue, and, like a beneficent sun, covers the whole earth with flowers and with fruits.
      - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
  But look'd to near have neither heat not light.
      - John Webster, The White Devil
         (act V, sc. 1)

Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!
      - William Wordsworth, To B.R. Haydon (l. 14)

We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:
  Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night VIII, l. 508)


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