When I am without orders and unexpected occurrences arrive I shall always act as I think the honour and glory of my King and Country demand. But in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
Letter to his mistress, Lady Hamilton, 1800
While loving glory so much how can you persist in a plan which will cause you to lose it?
A letter from Voltaire to Frederick II of Prussia, October 1757.
Glory is the sun of the dead.
Honore de Balzac
The Quest of the Absolute
For all things exist as seen by thee, only as known by thee, all things exist only in thy light, and thy glory is declared even in that which denies thee; the darkness declares the glory of light. Those who deny thee could not deny, if thou didst not exist; and their denial is never complete, for if it were so, they would not exist. They affirm thee in living; all things affirm thee in living;
T. S. Eliot
Who then will dare to say I'm weak or timid? No, they'll say I'm loyal as a friend, ruthless as a foe, so much like a hero destined for glory.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Riches, glory, power are mere smoke, vanity! The rich man will find a richer than himself; the greater glory of another will eclipse a man who is famous; a strong man will be conquered by a stronger.
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