I shall not remind you, Citizen-Directors, of all I have done for the triumph of liberty, the prosperity of St. Domingo, the glory of the French Republic; nor will I protest to you my attachment to our mother country, to my duties; my respect to the constitution, to the laws of the Republic, and my submission to the government.
Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.