glori-, glor- +

(Latin: great praise or honor; renown)

1. With glory or in a glorious manner: "Where others had failed he had gloriously succeeded."
2. Blessedly or wonderfully: "We thought how gloriously happy they were during those few fleeting moments of time."
1. Full of glory.
2. That which is entitled to great praise.
glory (s) (noun), glories (pl)
1. Very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: "She won glory in the field of linguistics.
2. Something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride.
3. Adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: "They gave glory to God."
4. Resplendent beauty or magnificence: "This has been the glory of spring."
5. A state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
6. A state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: "Her father thought she was in her glory when she won the poetry contest.
7. The splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
8. A ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented around the head or the whole figure of a sacred person; such as, Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
1. Shameful; disgraceful: "The team had an inglorious defeat."
2. Not famous, obscure, or not honored.
3. Without recognition, and so unknown or obscure; ignominious.
In a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree.
1. Shameful; disgraceful: "The army made an inglorious retreat."
2. Not famous or honored.
Nisi utile est quod facimus stulta est gloriae.
Unless what we do is useful, glory is foolish.

Said to be from Julius Phaedous c. 15 B.C. - A.D. 45 (born in Thrace and lived as a freedman in Rome and wrote fables which are considered by some to be superior to Aesop's).

This proverb is engraved in stone above the fireplace at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina; as confirmed in an e-mail message from Grove Park Inn, dated 10 June 2002.

The quotation is also interpreted to mean: "If what we do is not useful, it is stupid to boast about it."

Post cineres gloria sera venit.
After one is reduced to ashes, fame comes too late.

Too often fame comes after one's death.

Si post fata venit gloria non propero.
If glory comes after death, I am not in a hurry.

One of Martial's epigrams which is also translated as, "If one must die to be recognized, I can wait."

Sic transit gloria mundi. (Latin motto)
Translation: "So passes away the glory of the world."

This motto was used by Thomas à Kempis, in his De Imitatione Christi, when he was commenting about the transitory nature of human vanities. It is also used at the coronation of a pope: A rope bundle is burned during the ceremony and, as the flame dies, the words Pater sancte sic transit gloria mundi: "Holy Father, so passes away the glory of the world" are intoned.

Soli Deo gloria.
Glory to God alone.
Inglorious is the preferred term.
vainglorious (adjective), more vainglorious, most vainglorious
1. Pertaining to anyone who is excessively proud or boastful of his or her achievements: James was a vainglorious athlete who bragged about his basketball talents whenever he was interviewed on TV or the radio.
2. Relating to a feeling of self-importance: Janet was a vainglorious celebrity who appeared on many TV programs because she was always presented as the best actress in the world.
Extremely proud of oneself.
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vainglory (s) (noun), vainglories (pl)
1. Outspoken conceit.
2. Excessive pride in or boastfulness about personal abilities or achievements.
3. Excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
2. Empty pomp or show.