Saturday, May 28, 2011

All Glory is Fleeting

I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated by the late Gen. George S. Patton.  He was a flawed character, to be sure, but he was also brilliant.   He wasn't as eloquent a speaker as George C. Scott, but if you've ever seen actual footage of him, he cut a very striking figure.  If you are a WWII buff, I highly recommend "The Year of the General" which featured Patton, MacArthur, Romel, Montgomery, Nimitz, Eisenhower and Marshall.

Below is a clip of the music from the final scene, that contains one of my favorite lines of all time.
"A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering a warning: that all glory is fleeting."

I would qualify that to say that all  earthly glory is fleeting.

 The Glory of God is eternal.

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