Book 3 Chapter 6: Glory Is No Substitute

The Consolation of Philosophy

(d) Fame conferred on the unworthy is but disgrace. The splendour of noble birth is not a man’s own, but his ancestors’. Analysis – Philosophy Tells us why Glory is a poor substitute for true happiness. The dialogue actually dances between two different definitions of glory – terrestrial, and transcendent. *Bonus content: a segment from a Paula Gooder lecture, on the question of glory. You can find the original lecture here. .