Glory Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old glory quotes, glory sayings, and glory proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Al Gore

Glory is so enchanting, that we love whatever we associate with it, even though it be death.     

Eliza Cook

Surviving is the only glory in war.     

Samuel Fuller

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.     

Pierce S. Buck

I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.     

Gabby Douglas

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Glory to Man in the highest! For Man is the master of things.      

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Glory and repose are things that cannot possibly inhabit in one and the same place.     

Michel de Montaigne

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.     

Joseph P. Thompson

The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.     

Rafael Nadal

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.     

William Blake

The glory of God is the human person fully alive.     

Irenaeus of Lyons

God's glory is the big news of the Bible, and my desire is that it would be all about me, but really it's all about God's glory.     

Max Lucado

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Consciousness is the glory of creation.     

James Broughton

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

Jonathan Edwards

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

All glory comes from daring to begin.     

Eugene F. Ware

For glory lit, and life alive, for goals unreached and aims to strive. All men must try, the wind did see. It is the test, it is the dream.     

Brandon Sanderson

Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.     

Henri Nouwen

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.      

John Piper

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.     


Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.     

Ma Long

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.     

Pliny the Elder

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly'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 friendship.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in return.     

John McCain

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.     


The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.     

Vince Lombardi

For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.     

Charles De Gaulle

Simplicity is the glory of expression.     

Walt Whitman

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

The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.     

Gene Roddenberry

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.     

Andrew Young

Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience... The desire to escape or camouflage their unsatisfactory selves develops in the frustrated a facility for pretending -- for making a show -- and also a readiness to identify themselves wholly with an imposing spectacle.     

Eric Hoffer

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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


The glory of God's faithfulness is that no sin of ours has ever made Him unfaithful.     

Charles Spurgeon

Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!     

William Wordsworth

The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.     

Belva Lockwood

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.     

William Cowper

There's no glory like those who save their country.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught.     

William Shakespeare

Glory is sacrifice, glory is exhaustion, glory is having nothing left to give. Almost. It is death by living.     

N.D. Wilson

Where's the glory in repeating what others have done?     

Rick Riordan

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.     

Bruce Lee

There are miracles and glory in every child. Our glory lies in empowering them to flourish their glory.     

Amit Ray

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.      

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.     

Alfred Austin