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The Best Quotes About Glory

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A list of the best glory quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous glory quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic glory quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational glory quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about glory?" and "What are inspirational glory quotes?"

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    The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

    Cicero
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    "Let fools believe what fools believe."

    Janet Morris
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    There's no glory like those who save their country.

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
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    God gave man the challenge of raw materials -- not the ease of finished things. He left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.

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    Is it not passing brave to be a King and ride in triumph through Persepolis?

    Christopher Marlowe
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    The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

    Socrates
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    Fight for life itself and everlasting freedom of the human spirit.

    Janet Morris
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    Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

    William Cowper
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    Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.

    Eric Hoffer
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    Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter.

    Thomas Hobbes
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    For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.

    Charles de Gaulle
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    Military glory --the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.

    Abraham Lincoln
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    Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.

    Martial
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    I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, and from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting.

    William Shakespeare
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    The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.

    Samuel Johnson
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    I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.

    Thomas Traherne
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    The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.

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    Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?

    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
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    Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.

    Martial
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    Avoid shame but do not seek glory --nothing so expensive as glory.

    Sydney Smith
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    True glory lies in noble deeds.

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    The final event to himself has been, that as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.

    Thomas Paine
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    Glory is the shadow of virtue.