All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
— William Faulkner

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.
Thomas Jefferson splendid quote

Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
— Plato

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
— Freddie Mercury

There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
— A. H. K. Boyd