Gloriation

Glo`ri`a´tion


n.1.Boast; a triumphing.
Internal gloriation or triumph of the mind.
- Hobbes.
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For example, Hobbes explained, "Reverence is the conception we have concerning another, that he hath a power to do unto us both good and hurt, but not the will to do us hurt." (157) Similarly, "PITY is imagination or fiction of future calamity to ourselves, proceeding from the sense of another man's present calamity." (158) Or, most importantly for Hobbes's political analysis, "GLORY, or internal gloriation or triumph of the mind, is that passion which proceedeth from the imagination or conception of our own power, above the power of him that contendeth with us." (159) Even lust, and the emotions that produce either laughter or weeping, can be understood in this way, as a reflection on one's power compared to others.