That glory is brief which is given to and received from men. The glory of this world is always accompanied by sadness. The glory of good men is in their own conscience and not in the mouths of men. The joy of the just comes from God and is in God, and their rejoicing is in the truth. He who desires true and eternal glory does not care for that which is temporal. And he, who seeks temporal glory, or does not despise it with his whole heart, shows that he has little love for heavenly glory. That man has great tranquility of heart who does not care for praises or blame.