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Dorothy Height Quotes and Sayings

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Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

We have to realize we are building a movement.
- Dorothy Height

A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women,
but she can't take the same things for granted.
- Dorothy Height

We've got to work to save our children and do it with
full respect for the fact that if we do not,
no one else is going to do it.
- Dorothy Height

 

No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself.
We cannot afford to be separate.
We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.
- Dorothy Height

We had people of all backgrounds coming together -
all races,
all creeds, all colors, all status in life.
And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity
and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.
- Dorothy Height

We have to improve life, not just for those who have
the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system.
But also for and with those who often have so much
to give but never get the opportunity.
- Dorothy Height

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Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.
It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient.
It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
- Dorothy Height

There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement
and respect for civil and human rights.
Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights
to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
- Dorothy Height

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Do not trust people.
They are capable of greatness.
- Stanislaw Lem

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
- Blaise Pascal

It is strange.
I see all the privileges and greatness of the future.
It already looks grand, beautiful.
Tell them I went lovingly, trustfully,
peacefully.
- Thomas Starr King

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

You are watching what greatness, is all about.
- Brent Musburger

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable,
and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club.
One which bunches two pennants is a good club.
But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness.
- John McGraw

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
- Sean Hannity

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler,
and through him found God once again.
That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
- Robert Ley

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
- Edmund Burke

Goodness does not consist in greatness,
but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

The Black skin is not a badge of shame,
but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys,
whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles,
blown in the air.
- John Webster

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect,
so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius

Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the
soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
- William Shirley

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

No, our greatness does not come from our government.
- Sonny Perdue

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Every day, people settle for less than they deserve.
They are only partially living or at best living a partial life.
Every human being has the potential for greatness.
- Bo Bennett

A retentive memory may be a good thing,
but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
- Elbert Hubbard

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help,
the desire to serve.
- Marianne Williamson

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt
in some degree that his life belongs to the people,
and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness
without a correspondingly great library...
When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
should be waiting for us in our graves -
or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
- Ayn Rand

The line between greatness and obscurity is very,
very small.
- Peabo Bryson

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised.
Greatness is not needed.
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception
from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices,
we can restore our country to greatness.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges
that face us and to restore America's greatness.
- Paul Tsongas

Greatness and goodness are not means,
but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous.
He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved
greatness before turning 30.
- John Cusack

It has to do with the fact that Ford,
for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac,
as anyone who knows him will say.
- Henry Fonda

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
- Khalil Gibran

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -
courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards
and respectable ways of doing things.
- James Robinson

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt
that his life belongs to his race,
and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness,
and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion: The potential for
greatness lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

Friendship's the privilege of private men;
for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
- Nahum Tate

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
- Philip Guedalla

Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some hire public relations officers.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to
endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty
of nature and the splendor of God in his works.
- Rudolf Otto

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- Jean Rostand


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