We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
I am pleased to be praised by a man so praised as you, father. [Words used by Hector.]
[Lat., Laetus sum
Laudari me abs te, pater, laudato viro.]
Honourable mention encourages science, and merit is fostered by praise.
Yield, ye arms, to the toga; to civic praise, ye laurels.
We all are imbued with the love of praise.
We are all excited by the love of praise, and the noblest are most influenced by glory.
There is no praise in being upright, where no one can, or tries to corrupt you.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
There is a certain virtue in every good man, which night and day stirs up the mind with the stimulus of glory, and reminds it that all mention of our name will not cease at the same time with our lives, but that our fame will endure to all posterity.
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