Useful Quotations on Fame, Glory and Honor

Pithy Prose for Politicians, Preachers, Professors, Pundits, and Public Speakers.

John 8:54 – Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;

John 7:18 – “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Proverbs 27:2 – Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

“Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in knowing you have earned them.” Aristotle

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

“No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.” Andrew Carnegie

“After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)

“Honor is better than honors.” Flemish Proverb

“Visibility can be the easiest path to credibility.” MDH

“Don’t compromise yourself. It’s all you’ve got.” Janis Joplin

“We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” C.S. Lewis

“His cardinal mistake is that he isolates himself and allows nobody to see him; and by which he does not know what is going on in the very matter he is dealing with.” Abraham Lincoln, 9 September 1861

To make judgements about great and high things, a soul of the same stature is needed; otherwise we ascribe them to that vice which is our own. Montaigne (1533-1592, French writer)

“Rather fail with honor than to succeed by fraud.” Sophocles

“It is better to deserve honors and not receive them than to receive them and not deserve them.” Mark Twain

Useful Quotations on Success

Pithy Prose for Politicians, Preachers, Professors, Pundits, and Public Speakers.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always be where you’ve always been. Anon

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.  Dale Carnegie

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. Winston Churchill

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby

Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.  Albert Einstein

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Henry Ford

Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats. Mohandas K. Gandhi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi

There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. Vince Lombardi

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. General George S. Patton

The past does not equal the future. Anthony Robbins

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”  Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.  Gloria Vanderbilt

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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