A Quote by Thucydides on danger, glory, and vision

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC.,

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A Quote by Thomas Vernor Smith on anxiety, army, belief, bitterness, chance, day, death, disaster, dreams, endurance, foolishness, freedom, friendship, glory, government, heart, hope, ignorance, laughter, life, losing, patience, peace, people, pity, powe

No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool. Foolish he was, they said, in losing his youthful heart to a grave and living his life on married patience; foolish in pitting his homely ignorance against Douglas, brilliant, courtly, and urbane; foolish in setting himself to do the right in a world where the day goes mostly to the strong; foolish in dreaming of freedom for a long-suffering folk whom the North is as anxious to keep out as the South was to keep down; foolish in choosing the silent Grant to lead to victory the hesitant armies of the North; foolish, finally, in presuming that government for the people must be government of the people and by the people. Foolish many said; foolish many, many believed. This Lincoln, whom so many living friends and foes alike deemed foolish, hid his bitterness in laughter; fed his sympathy on solitude; and met recurring disaster with whimsicality to muffle the murmur of a bleeding heart. Out of the tragic sense of life he pitied where others blamed; bowed his own shoulders with the woes of the weak; endured humanely his little day of chance power; and won through death what life disdains to bestow upon such simple souls - lasting peace and everlasting glory.

Thomas Vernor Smith

Source: Illinois Senate, Feb 12,’35, Lincoln's 126th birthday —Smith, Lincoln, Living Legend, pp. 3-5

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on glory, justice, sage, and soldiers

How shall we rank thee upon glory's page, Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage?

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: To Thomas Hume.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on freedom, glory, mind, and shame

Her track, where'er the goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, and freedom's holy flame.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. II. 2, Line 10.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on glory, soul, and vision

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight! Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Bard. III. 1, Line 11.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on beauty, boasts, glory, wealth, and path

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 9.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on glory, honor, life, possessions, soldiers, and work

The glory of a workman, still more of a master workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carew on confession, glory, and yielding

Thou shalt confess the vain pursuit Of human glory yields no fruit But an untimely grave.

Thomas Carew (1595 - 1639)

Source: On the Duke of Buckingham.

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A Quote by Thomas Campbell on bravery, chivalry, and glory

The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry!

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on glory and shame

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 88.

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