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Margaret Chase Smith Quotes and Sayings

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Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism,
which places such a high premium on the end justifying
any means and any methods.
- Margaret Chase Smith

One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the
world today is that people talk too much and think too little.
They act impulsively without thinking.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly.
It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.
- Margaret Chase Smith

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing,
you kind of like to try it.
- Margaret Chase Smith

 

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.
Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Smears are not only to be expected but fought.
Honor is to be earned, not bought.
- Margaret Chase Smith

The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
- Margaret Chase Smith

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I always try to think before I talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds
is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of
a man and the security of a god.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox

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

We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between
the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
- Jean Baudrillard

When the legends die, the dreams end;
there is no more greatness.
- Tecumseh

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched.
A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
- Blaise Pascal

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

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

Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity
of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
- William Allen White

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

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- Horace Mann

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

There's a greatness in this country many of the kids today don't know.
- Jack Scalia

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

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
- Jean Anouilh

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

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

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

Human relations are built on feeling,
not on reason or knowledge.
And feeling is not an exact science;
like all spiritual qualities,
it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
- Amelia E. Barr

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

Some have greatness thrust upon them,
but not lately.
- Frank Dane

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

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

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

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
- Baltasar Gracian

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down,
but from the manger up.
- Jesse Jackson

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
- Walter Scott

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is
often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -
great wealth,
great return, great satisfaction, great reputation,
and great joy.
- Jim Rohn

True greatness consists in being great in little things.
- Charles Simmons

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle

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

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

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

No one was ever saved because his sins were small;
no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins.
Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
- Archibald Alexander

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

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL,
and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading
Internet company in the world -
can return to its past greatness.
- Steve Case

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness
and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
- Meir Kahane

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

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn,
as in doing it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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


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