"Grandeur, being an extreme vivid emotion, is not readily produced in perfection but by reiterated impressions.
Thus Richelieu, by will and genius, conquered all his foes in order to uphold the throne, and thus elevate the nation; for, as Sir James Stephen says, "the grandeur of the monarchy and the welfare of France with him were but convertible terms."
Thy grandeur is the shade we seek; To be eternal is Thy use to us: Ah, Blessed God!
Grandeur, and Envy, and Honour, in that admirable poem, are not real persons to the imagination; the abstraction remains an abstraction.
What he loved in the Greeks, then, was rather the grandeur of their literature and the charm of their social qualities (a strict regard for truth is, unhappily, no indispensable ingredient in this last); he had no respect whatever for their national character.
In the opinion of Whately, grandeur is the prevailing character of a forest, and beauty that of a grove.
It is indeed a truth, we may here observe, that grandeur and fortune are charms which mortals find the greatest difficulty to resist, and against which the purest virtue has need to be armed with all its constancy.
Gloomy grandeur is, I suppose, the Yankee way of expressing the finest park in any city in the world.
I say that the real and permanent grandeur of these States must be their religion, Otherwise there is no real and permanent grandeur.
As old age creeps on, the bark becomes rougher and grayer, the branches lose their exact regularity, many are snow-bent or broken off, and the main axis often becomes double or otherwise irregular from accidents to the terminal bud or shoot; but throughout all the vicissitudes of its life on the mountains, come what may, the noble grandeur of the species is patent to every eye.
Outward grandeur and power, after all, are a poor compensation for the incessant cares, vexations, and humiliations which even the most favored monarchs are compelled to accept,troubles, disappointments, and burdens which oppress both soul and body, and induce fears, suspicions, jealousies, and animosities.
In this, as in his other masterpieces, grandeur and majesty are his characteristics.
Some people would have remained in bed, or at least gone unbathed, but, as I say, I rosemark, please, the rugged grandeur of the Scots characterand such is the force of example the fair-haired girl rose also.
The grandeur which distinguishes the exterior is only a fitting preparation for the solemnity and splendor of the interior.