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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Glory
 
So may glory from defect arise.
        Robert Browning—Deaf and Dumb.
  1
The glory dies not, and the grief is past.
        Brydges—On the Death of Sir Walter Scott.
  2
Who track the steps of Glory to the grave.
        Byron—Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan.
  3
Gloria virtutem tanquam umbra sequitur.
  Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
        Cicero—Tusculanarum Disputationum. I. 45.
  4
Pater sancte, sic transit gloria mundi.
  Holy Father, so passes away the glory of the world.
        See Cornelius à Lapide—Commentaria, 2nd. Epist. ad Cor. Ch. XII. 7. The sentence is used in the Service of the Pope’s enthronement after the burning of flax. Rite used in the triumphal processions of the Roman republic. According to Zonaræ—Annals. (1553).
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*  *  *  glory built
On selfish principles is shame and guilt.
        Cowper—Table Talk. L. 1.
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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
        Gray—Elegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 9.
  7
The first in glory, as the first in place.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. XI. L. 441. Pope’s trans.
  8
Fulgente trahit constrictos Gloria curru
Non minus ignotos generosis.
  Glory drags all men along, low as well as high, bound captive at the wheels of her glittering car.
        Horace—Satires. I. 6. 23.
  9
O quam cito transit gloria mundi.
  O how quickly passes away the glory of the earth.
        Thomas á Kempis—Imitation of Christ. Bk. I. Ch. III. 6.
  10
Aucun chemin de fleurs ne conduit à la gloire.
  No flowery road leads to glory.
        La Fontaine—Fables. X. 14.
  11
La gloire n’est jamais où la vertu n’est pas.
  Glory is never where virtue is not.
        Le Franc—Didon.
  12
            The glory of Him who
Hung His masonry pendant on naught, when the world He created.
        Longfellow—The Children of the Lord’s Supper. L. 177.
  13
Those glories come too late
That on our ashes wait.
        Lovelace—Inscription on Title-page of Posthumous Poems. (1659).
  14
This goin’ ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur.
        Lowell—The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. II.
  15
Cineri gloria sera est.
  Glory paid to our ashes comes too late
        Martial—Epigrams. I. 26. 8.
  16
Go where glory waits thee;
But while fame elates thee,
Oh! still remember me.
        Moore—Go Where Glory Waits Thee.
  17
Immensum gloria calcar habet.
  The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
        Ovid—Epistolæ Ex Ponto. IV. 2. 36.
  18
Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.
  Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain.
        Phædrus—Fables. III. 17. 12.
  19
Who pants for glory, finds but short repose;
A breath revives him, or a breath o’erthrows.
        Pope—Second Book of Horace. Ep. I. L. 300.
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Magnum iter adscendo; sed dat mihi gloria vires.
  I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
        Propertius—Elegies. IV. 10. 3.
  21
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.
        Scott—On Mortality. Ch. XXXIV. Introductory Stanza. Recently discovered in The Bee, Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 1791. Said to have been written by Major Mordaunt. Whole poem reproduced in Literary Digest, Sept. 11, 1920, P. 38.
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Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself
Till, by broad spreading it disperse to nought.
        Henry VI. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 133.
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When the moon shone, we did not see the candle;
So doth the greater glory dim the less.
        Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 92.
  24
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their bodies’ force,
Some in their garments, though new-fangled 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.
        Sonnet XCI.
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Like madness is the glory of this life.
        Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 139.
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Who would be so mock’d with glory?
        Timon of Athens. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 33.
  27
  Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,—nothing so expensive as glory.
        Sydney Smith—Lady Holland’s Memoir. Vol. I. P. 86.
  28
Heu, quam difficilis gloriæ custodia est.
  Alas! how difficult it is to retain glory!
        Syrus—Maxims.
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  Et ipse quidem, quamquam medio in spatio integræ ætatis ereptus, quantum ad gloriam, longissimum ævum peregit.
  As he, though carried off in the prime of life, had lived long enough for glory.
        Tacitus—Agricola. XLIV.
  30
’Twas glory once to be a Roman;
She makes it glory, now, to be a man.
        Bayard Taylor—The National Ode.
  31
  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.
  32
Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
But look’d to near have neither heat nor light.
        John Webster—The White Devil. Act V. Sc. 1.
  33
Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!
        WordsworthTo B. R. Haydon. L. 14.
  34
We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 508.
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