What are illustrious?

  • (adj): Having or conferring glory.
    Example: "An illustrious achievement"
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Famous quotes containing the word illustrious:

    Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on “The Survival of the Fittest.” These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    An illustrious individual remarks that Mrs. [Elizabeth Cady] Stanton is the salt, Anna Dickinson the pepper, and Miss [Susan B.] Anthony the vinegar of the Female Suffrage movement. The very elements get the “white male” into a nice pickle.
    Anonymous, U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Revolution (August 19, 1869)