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

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

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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True glory lies in noble deeds.

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The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.

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

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) British poet.


Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

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

William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

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

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.