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Glory may refer to:



  • Glory (religion), in Judeo-Christian religious tradition, the manifestation of God's presence; see also Hod (Kabbalah)
  • Glory, a term in Christian art for a halo surrounding the whole body of a person.
  • Glory Be to the Father, also known as Gloria Patri, a Christian prayer, a doxology or short hymn of praise to God in various Christian liturgies
  • Glorification, term for the canonization of a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church


Film and television

  • Glory (1956 film), a film starring Margaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan and Charlotte Greenwood
  • Glory (film), a 1989 film depicting the story of a regiment of African-American soldiers in the American Civil War
  • Glorificus or Glory, a goddess from a hell dimension on Buffy the Vampire Slayer


  • Imperial Glory, a computer game about the Napoleonic Wars
  • Glory, the Pacific War counterpart to the Europa series of games
  • Glory, a board game designed by Richard Berg published by GMT Games

Other uses

  • Glory (optical phenomenon), an optical phenomenon produced by light reflected toward its source by a cloud of uniformly-sized water droplets
  • The Glory or the Farr, a king's divine right to rule in Persian mythology
  • Glory, a common translation of the Greek term kleos

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Glory"
  • All pages with titles containing "Glory"
  • Doxa, Greek word for "glory"
  • Glory hole


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  • 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, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 256.
  • True glory is a flame lighted at the skies.
    • Horace Mann, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 256.
  • Real glory
    Springs from the silent conquest of ourselves; and without that the conqueror is nought but the first slave..
    • James Thomson, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 256.


  • Wood burns because it has the proper stuff for that purpose in it; and a man becomes renowned because he has the necessary stuff in him. Renown is not to be sought, and all pursuit of it is vain. A person may, indeed, by skillful conduct and various artificial means, make a sort of name for himself; but if the inner jewel is wanting, all is vanity, and will not last a day.
  • The road to glory would cease to be arduous if it were trite and trodden; and great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities but to make them.
    • Colton
  • Glory relaxes often and debilitates the mind; censure stimulates and contracts,—both to an extreme. Simple fame is, perhaps, the proper medium.
    • Shenstone

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(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa).

  1. Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour (Ps 4912); glory (Gen 31:1; Mt 4:8; Rev 21:24, 26).
  2. Honour, dignity (1 Kg 3:13; Heb 2:7 1 Pet 1:24); of God (Ps 191; 29:1); of the mind or heart (Gen 49:6; Ps 75; Acts 2:46).
  3. Splendour, brightness, majesty (Gen 45:13; Isa 4:5; Acts 22:11; 2Cor 3:7); of Jehovah (Isa 59:19; 60:1; 2 Thes 1:9).
  4. The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections of God (Isa 40:5; Acts 7:2; Rom 1:23; 9:23; Eph 1:12). Jesus is the "brightness of the Father's glory" (Heb 1:3; Jn 1:14; 2:11).
  5. The bliss of heaven (Rom 2:7, 10; 5:2; 8:18; Heb 2:10; 1 Pet 5:1, 10).
  6. The phrase "Give glory to God" (Josh 7:19; Jer 13:16) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" (Jn 9:24), are an adjuration to confess. They are equivalent to, "Confess that you are an impostor," "Give God the glory by speaking the truth;" for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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