Glory quotes and sayings

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Joseph P. Thompson

Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice.
Charles Curothe

Glory is the child of peril.
Tobias G. Smollett

There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys it is all hell.
William T. Sherman

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Thomas Gray

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

There’s no glory like those who save their country.
Lord Alfred Tennyson

A man’s most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.
Thomas Brooks

When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
A. Alvarez

Who track the steps of Glory to the grave.
Lord Byron

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it’s the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friend.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Martha Graham

Glory is never where virtue is not.
Martin le Franc

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

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
Jose Marti

Avoid shame but do not seek glory –nothing so expensive as glory.
Sydney Smith

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Betty Smith

The first in glory, as the first in place.
Homer

Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord.
Julia Ward Howe

Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.
Johathan Edwards

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
Bruce Lee

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Anonymous

Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.
Samuel Rutherford

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
Origen

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

He will have true glory who despises it.
Titus Livius

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
Ovid

I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
Sextus Propertius

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

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Surviving is the only glory in war.
Samuel Fuller

Holy Father, so passes away the glory of the world.
Cornelius a Lapide

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille

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.
Anonymous

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Like madness is the glory of this life As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.
William Shakespeare

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
Kurt Vonnegut

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman

You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss; you will get peace only when you again merge in Him.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
George Bancroft

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together; to wish to do greater; these are the essential conditions which make up a people.
Ernest Renan

The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
Jean Racine

Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
John Gielgud

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Anonymous

Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
George III

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
Winston Churchill

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
Sallust

Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.
David Jenkins

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
James Joyce

Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent.
Neil Sheehan

The stars that have most glory have no rest.
Samuel Daniel

At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
John Strachan

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Al Gore

It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.
Robert Browning Hamilton

Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation.
Sam Houston

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton