What are laurels?

  • (noun): The state of being honored.
    Synonyms: honor, honour
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on laurels, laurel:

Sackett Lake
... height of the "Borscht Belt" in the catskills, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club occupied the northern section of Sackett Lake ... The Laurels Hotel and Country Club boasted an outdoor pool, indoor pool, 9 hole golf course, ice skating rink, boat rentals, and a ski lift located behind the golf course ... The Laurels closed in the mid-1970s and had a devastating, suspicious fire in 1980 ...
Ricky Gervais - Other Appearances - Concert For Diana and Live Earth
... on his website, concluding with the words, "Yes I am resting on my fucking laurels you cunt!" In this video Gervais mocked Jim Shelley typing the words "Resting on his laurels" as ...
The Chariots Of The Lord - Lyrics
... an unhindered sway, Ride, in the strength of God, and win Fresh laurels in the fray ... sword of might, And cut the hands that bind Strike boldly in the name of right, And still fresh laurels find ... the power of sin Vaunts an unhindered sway, Ride, in the strength of God, and win Fresh laurels in the fray ...
Young Women (organization) - In The Church Today - Local Organization - Laurel
... A Laurel is a 16–17 year old participant in the Young Women organization ... applied to the class this was changed to Laurels in 1959 ... The symbol of the Laurels is a laurel wreath ...

More definitions of "laurels":

  • (noun): (antiquity) wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory.
    Synonyms: laurel wreath, bay wreath

Famous quotes containing the word laurels:

    People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach “retirement” age seem very admirable to me.
    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)

    Mourn, hapless Caledonia, mourn
    Thy banished peace, thy laurels torn.
    Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)

    How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition, and to sacrifice ourselves and all our hopes and expectations to the public weal! How few have souls capable of so noble an undertaking! How often are the laurels worn by those who have had no share in earning them! But there is a future recompense of reward, to which the upright man looks, and which he will most assuredly obtain, provided he perseveres unto the end.
    Abigail Adams (1744–1818)