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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Glory
 
Alas, how difficult is the guardianship of glory.  Publius Syrus.  1
Avoid shame but do not seek glory; nothing so expensive as glory.  Sidney Smith.  2
Desire of glory is the last garment that even wise men put off.  3
Glory follows virtue as though it were its shadow.  Cicero.  4
Glory is acquired by virtue, but preserved by letters.  Petrarch.  5
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
’Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught.  Shakespeare.
  6
Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.  Martial.  7
Glory should always have a greater weight with us than interest.  Cleomenes.  8
Hasty glory goes out in a snuff.  9
I prefer the glory that will last forever, to that of a day.  Pompey.  10
Sudden glory soon goes out. (Speedy rise—speedy fall.)  11
That man is entitled to be registered in the lists of glory who has doubled his ancestral inheritance.  Cato.  12
The desire of glory is the torch of the mind.  13
To draw the sword in the cause of freedom is the true glory of the brave.  Galgacus the Briton.  14
True glory takes root and even spreads. All false pretences like flowers fall to the ground, nor can counterfeit last long.  Cicero.  15
When glory comes memory departs.  French.  16
Where there is danger there may be glory.  Gibbon.  17
 
 
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