A Quote by Maggie Steincrohn Davis on dance, day, friendship, glory, good, and home

One day when I was young, and walking with a friend, a field dry as straw bloomed with flowers. "Oh, glory!" we breathed, my good friend and I, for the flowers blazed like suns and fire and rainbows. They sprang from folds between hillsides, peeked from pockets of shade. Spiraling - dancing - they followed us home. . . .

Maggie Steincrohn Davis

Source: Glory! To the Flowers

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on action, deed, glory, grace, indifference, principles, vanity, and virtue

It is better that great peoples should seek out glory, or even vanity, in their deeds, than that they should remain indifferent . For even if they are not incited to act upon virtuous principles, at least there is the saving grace that they will do things they might not have done had not vanity prompted their actions.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on appreciation, consequences, experience, facts, glory, life, and mystery

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on glory


It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Jo's Boys, 1886.

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A Quote by Lorenzo Snow on children, darkness, glory, god, mind, nature, understanding, and work

A man's mind should be single to the glory of God in everything that he starts to accomplish. We should consider that of ourselves we can do nothing. We are the children of God. We are in darkness, only as God enlightens our understanding. We are powerless, only as God helps us. The work that we have to do here is of that nature that we cannot do it unless we have the assistance of the Almighty.

Lorenzo Snow (1814 - 1901)

Source: Deseret Weekly, 48:638.

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A Quote by Lorin F. Wheelwright on darkness, friendship, glory, guidance, spirit, and path

Help me reach a friend in darkness; Help me guide him through the night. Help me show thy path to glory By the Spirit's holy light. . . .

Lorin F. Wheelwright (1909 -)

Source: words & music by L. F. Wheelwright, "Help Me Teach with Inspiration," Hymn.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on duty, glory, and path

Not once or twice in our rough-island story The path of duty was the way to glory.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Stanza 8.

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on comedy, glory, good, life, and universe

Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majesty - but no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. That's where life is; that's where all the good stuff is.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

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A Quote by Leonard Heath on fighting, glory, heroism, lies, pain, and sleep

On a lone barren isle, where the wild roaring billows Assail the stern rock, and the loud tempests rave, The hero lies still, while the dew-drooping willows, Like fond weeping mourners, lean over his grave. The lightnings may flash and the loud thunders rattle; He heeds not, he hears not, he 's free from all pain; He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle; No sound can awake him to glory again!

Leonard Heath

Source: The Grave of Bonaparte.

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A Quote by Leonard Heath on fighting, glory, immortality, mortality, nations, sleep, spirit, and war

Yet spirit immortal, the tomb cannot bind thee, But like thine own eagle that soars to the sun Thou springest from bondage and leavest behind thee A name which before thee no mortal hath won. Tho' nations may combat, and war's thunders rattle, No more on thy steed wilt thou sweep o'er the plain: Thou sleep'st thy last sleep, thou hast fought thy last battle, No sound can awake thee to glory again.

Leonard Heath

Source: The Grave of Bonaparte.

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