All men do not, perhaps, stand equally in need of
political honour, fame, and the good-will of their
fellow-citizens; nevertheless, if these honours come
to a man, they help in many ways, and especially in
the acquisition of friends.
But friendship has been discussed in another
book of mine, entitled “Laelius.” Let us now take1
up the discussion of Glory, although I have published
on that subject also. Still, let us touch
briefly on it here, since it is of very great help in
the conduct of more important business.
The highest, truest glory depends upon the following [p. 201]
three things: the affection, the confidence,
and the mingled admiration and esteem of the
people. Such sentiments, if I may speak plainly and
concisely, are awakened in the masses in the same
way as in individuals. But there is also another3
avenue of approach to the masses, by which we can,
as it were, steal into the hearts of all at once.